Journal of Transportation Management

Articles from Spring

An Analysis of Intermodal Transport Carrier Selection Criteria for Pacific-Rim Imports to New England
INTRODUCTION We live in an era of unprecedented globalization and decreasing barriers to trade. Although various stakeholders may have different perceptions regarding the J anus-face of globalization, it is unlikely that the world will drift away...
An Examination of the Impacts of Transportation Management Systems
INTRODUCTION The rapidly changing area of information systems (IS) has created a number of challenges for transportation professionals. Practitioners must evaluate current systems, make budget allocation decisions to purchase new systems and software,...
From the Editor
I am happy to say that the state of the U. S. economy is far better at this writing than the last. The resilience of industry and the American people is evidenced by the continuing economic recovery. While we continue to recover from the aftermath...
The Case for U.S. High Speed Rail
BACKGROUND High-speed rail has been proposed both as an alternative and as a compliment to existing transportation modes in the United States for both passenger and freight traffic. While high-speed rail is prominent in parts of Asia and Europe,...
The Impact of Lumper Costs, Empty Miles, and Shipment Size on the Profitability of Motor Carriers: A Case Study
BACKGROUND In 2000, although the trucking industry's share of the nation's freight bill increased slightly to 81.5%, the demand for trucking services declined significantly. Such a decline in demand led to a record number of trucking company failures...
Where Have All the On-Line Grocers Gone? Lessons Learned from the Demise of On-Line Grocers
Online grocer Webvan Group, Inc., fired a salvo across the shopping carts of the brick-and-mortar supermarket industry when it announced that within two years it would be delivering Web ordered groceries free-of-charge in 26 major markets throughout...
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