Moving Intermodal Containers Over Urban/Suburban Highways

by Richard A. Staley, R.A. Staley Consulting, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Goods Transportation in Urban Areas


Due to standardization, to date most containers basically fit the U.S. highway environment, which was the entire original intent of intermodal transport. The paper presentes the results of a survey made of some of the for-hire motor carriers who provide most of the urban-suburban container transport. Based on the authors analysis of the survey results, fire regulatory-operational strategies are offered to deal with the problems indicated.

Subject Headings: Urban areas | Highways and roads | Geomatic surveys | Container shipping | Multimodal transportation systems | Fires | Trucks | Streets

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