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A transportation question pack from John Wood Community College.
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Freight moving from San Diego, California to Mexico City, Mexico is an example of direct service.
The green supply chain focus has many companies using old axioms for transportation efficiency, like "don't ship rail" and "don't ship air".
Motor carrier is the most fuel-intensive mode of transportation.
In order for carriers to generate revenues to absorb high fuel costs, many use fuel surcharges as their revenue strategy.
Intermodal transportation involves the use of five modes of transportation in moving a shipment from origin to destination.
The primary reasons for a firm to have its own private truck fleet are improved service and/or lower costs.
Sustainability and reducing the carbon footprint to improve the environment will be areas of focus for transportation companies in the future.
Container capacity is often expressed in twenty-five foot equivalent units (TEUs).
Demand for transportation service has decreased during the last 10 years due to the decline in global trade.
An example of indirect service is freight moving from Berlin, Germany to Sydney, Australia.
Freight that is loaded into or onto storage equipment (a container or pallet) at the origin and delivered to the destination in or on that same piece of equipment
Micro Land Bridge
Intermodal routing option involving a combination of ocean-rail-ocean transport
Technology that helps create visibility of supply chains by automating track-and-trace programs
The ability to bear people or things
Freight that must be handled individually and transferred between transportation equipment multiple times
Logistics service provider who manages or co-manages their customer's DC inventory replenishment
3PLs that fulfill customer requirements via tangible equipment and facilities they own
Intermodal routing option involving a combination of ocean and rail transport to an inland location
Non-asset based provider
A certain amount of gaseous emissions that are relevant to climate change and are associated with human production and consumption activities
3PLs that fulfill customer requirements via the resources of other companies
Radio Frequency Identification
______________ Liner ______________service is provided by ships that travel on regularly scheduled voyages, following fixed routes with predetermined ports of call.
Air carriers calculate the ______________ dimensional weight ______________ of a shipment to evaluate the weight versus space issue.
A ______________ customs brokerage______________ is a company that clears goods through customs barriers for importers and exporters (usually businesses).
Total world container traffic reached nearly 602 million TEUs in 2012, led by ______________ China ______________ and the United States.
A ______________ freight forwarder ______________ is a carrier that collects small shipments from shippers, consolidates the small shipments, and uses a basic mode to transport these consolidated shipments to a consignee destination.
______________ Leasing ______________ of equipment is an attractive alternative to outright ownership for a growing number of companies that do not want the capital outlay for some reason.
International ______________ air ______________ shipments are critical for high-value, time-sensitive freight. Over 35% of trade value moves via this mode.
______________ Charter ______________ service is provided by ships that are hired for a specific voyage or amount of time.
______________ Private ______________ trucking is the most frequently used and most pervasive form of private transportation. About half of the ton-miles of comodities shipped domestically by trucks are moved via this method.