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Service reliability and operations Avery, Brian et al

By: Avery, BrianPublication details: Transportation Research Board, 2001; Conference proceedings 25, Description: nr 25, s. 161-69Subject(s): USA | Conference | Freight transport | | | | Economic efficiency | Logistics | 12 | J05Bibl.nr: VTI P9000:25Location: Abstract: This conference panel session focuses on the importance of intermodal service reliability. E. Emmett served as moderator. B. Avery notes that getting trains out on time is the key and that not leaving on time has a ripple effect on the other components of the intermodal move. T. Burrack discusses modal service reliability from the perspective of bulk shipping and dependence on the river system for efficient and cost-effective transportation service. L. Wetsel discusses the challenges facing the nation's rail industry, specifically the need to increase service performance, which will be achieved only with massive reinvestments in plant and equipment. D. Cameron offers remarks from the perspective of a logistics manager, whose very survival depends on on-time delivery and service reliability; he reiterates the point that transportation infrastructure affects competitiveness.
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This conference panel session focuses on the importance of intermodal service reliability. E. Emmett served as moderator. B. Avery notes that getting trains out on time is the key and that not leaving on time has a ripple effect on the other components of the intermodal move. T. Burrack discusses modal service reliability from the perspective of bulk shipping and dependence on the river system for efficient and cost-effective transportation service. L. Wetsel discusses the challenges facing the nation's rail industry, specifically the need to increase service performance, which will be achieved only with massive reinvestments in plant and equipment. D. Cameron offers remarks from the perspective of a logistics manager, whose very survival depends on on-time delivery and service reliability; he reiterates the point that transportation infrastructure affects competitiveness.

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