The two foundations of quality traffic operations
1. A knowledge of the characteristics and requirements of the
product to be shipped, thus ensuring that the product
arrives without degradation
2. A knowledge of alternative transportation operations and
the ability to match transportation method with shipping
requirements to maximize service at a minimal cost.
1. Nature of freight
2. Packaging and handling
4. Traffic Lanes
5. Transit Times
6. Access to the product
1. Nature of Freight
The obvious starting point is the identification
of the major products requiring transport.
2. Packaging and Handling
The single most important factor leading to a
product’s being received in the same condition it was
when it was loaded, is the packaging and handling of the
The factor of volume refers to the business level or
the frequency of move.
To many managers of traffic operations, traffic
lanes, or geographical coverage, is the sole factor in
selection transportation mode
5. Transit Times
The shorter the transit time, the more expensive the
cost of transportation.
6.Access to the Product
This refers to how important it is, when the product is
transit, that you gain access or direct your cargo to another
- Tackability is the ability to track a shipment while in
- Traceablity is the ability to go back and trace a
shipment from the point of origin to destination.
The Four Modes
2. Motor Carrier
The road ahead is a challenging one for private fleets.
To bring value to your company, you must manage costs
without sacrificing productivity.
In today’s global economy, many organization
Effects of Transportation on Profits
Most Business have one paramount objective: to
return a profit to the owners of the company for their
investment into the business.
The Transportation Business
Transportation is a needed commodity in almost any
economic situation, as there will always be individuals,
groups and items that need to be transported from place to