Journal of Transportation Management

Articles from Fall

Carrier Selection Criteria: Differences among Truckload Motor Carrier Offerings
INTRODUCTION Understanding customer criteria for product and service selection is an important consideration in any supplier management and marketing effort. Such an understanding helps to establish key customer-facing performance metrics and pro-vides...
Common Fare: An Example of "Blanket" Rates in Hawai'i Waterborne Trade
INTRODUCTION "Blanket" rates are rate structures that apply uniform rates to a geographical region in spite of differences in the costs of carrying the goods. They are generally proposed by carriers to achieve some strategic objective, whether rate...
Dispatching Continuous Moves
The term continuous move has emerged from the trucking industry during the last decade. A truck is productive (i.e., generates revenue) only when it moves loaded. From the truck operator=s perspective loading and unloading are necessary facilitating...
Perceptual Differences between Shippers and Motor Carriers regarding the Importance of Carrier Selection Criteria
Since the mid-1990's, competition in the motor carrier industry has greatly intensified with globalization, NAFTA, and the move toward requiring technological information support systems (Milligan, 1999). Because of this intense competition, even more...
The Global Supply Chain: Challenges and Solutions
INTRODUCTION Over the last four decades the logistics discipline has managed two opposing goals: minimize costs of the firm and maximize customer service delivered by the firm. Cutting edge companies such as Dell, Wal-Mart and many others, have...