There are five basic transportation modes: rail, inland water ways, ocean, over-the-road, and air. We will not be concerned about air transport in this SLP as it is the least used and most expensive in general supply chain transportation.
Review and read these resources on these three transportation modes: rail, inland water, and OTR. Ocean is not included in these readings since it is mainly used for importing and exporting. This will be covered in more detail in LOG502. But you are asked to identify where ocean transport is used, but not in detail.
RESOURCES – SEE SLP 3 RESOURCES IN BACKGROUND PAGE
Review the EESC from SLP2. Identify in the EESC where each of the four modes of transportation are used: rail, inland water, ocean, and OTR. You can use topic headings for each mode. Identify the materials being transported from which industry to which industry. Discuss why this mode is being used and what the costs are on a per ton-mile basis.
The paper should include:
NOTE: You can use the transportation resources. You should also do independent research and find at least two additional appropriate references, for a total of at least six.
American Society of Civil Engineers. (2014). Report card for America’s infrastructure. Infrastructure Report Card. Retrieved from http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/fact-sheet/inland-waterways
Texas Transportation Institute. (2009). A Modal Comparison Of Domestic Freight Transportation Effects On The General Public, retrieved from http://www.nationalwaterwaysfoundation.org/study/FinalReportTTI.pdf
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (2014). The U.S. Waterway System, Transportation Facts & Information; Navigation Center. Retrieved from http://www.navigationdatacenter.us/factcard/factcard12.pdf
Bureau of Transportation Statistics (Rail), retrieved from https://www.bts.gov/topics/rail
USDOT (2012). Freight rail: data & resources. Retrieved on 20 Sep 2016 from https://www.fra.dot.gov/Page/P0365
American Association of Railroads. Retrieved from https://www.aar.org/
American Association of Railroads. Railroad Data Center, retrieved from https://www.aar.org/data-center/
American Association of Railroads. (2019). Freight Rail Stories. Retrieved from org/freight-rail-stories” target=”_blank”>https://www.aar.org/freight-rail-stories
Over the Road Trucking (OTR)
American Trucking Association (2015). Retrieved from http://www.trucking.org/
ATA (2016). Reports, trends & statistics. Retrieved on 20 Sep 2016 from http://www.trucking.org/News_and_Information_Reports.aspx
Center for Climate & Energy Solutions. Freight Transportation Comparison, retrieved from http://www.c2es.org/technology/factsheet/FreightTransportation