ITT Exercises - Freight Transportation.pdf

Is there any problem to find truck equipment to

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Is there any problem to find truck equipment to handle a standard 20-ft or 40-ft container having a height of 8 ft 6 in? Please comment. A container chassis is usually 5 ft high. Adding a standard container of 8 ft 6 in totals 13 ft 6 in. Therefore, there is no problem to find truck equipment (chassis) for a 20-ft or 40-ft standard container. 2. Is there a problem with a 9-ft 6-in container also called high cube? If yes, what trucking equipment would you propose to use? From the explanation under (1) follows that you cannot use a regular container chassis or flatbed trailer because the total height would be 5 ft + 9 ft 6 in = 14 ft 6 in. Note: there is a special low bed trailer called a gooseneck trailer, which permits loading a 9-ft 6-in container so you stay within the prescribed height of 13 ft 6 in for road regulation height. It should be noted that a flatbed trailer is not suitable as trucking equipment to haul ISO containers because the containers cannot be adequately secured on flatbed trailers. Containers on flatbed trailers represent a danger on roads and if container slips off the flatbed trailer, such an accident can cause damage to the cargo loaded. 3. You have to ship by truck a crate of machinery weighing 30,000 lb, measuring 30 ft x 8 ft x 10 ft 6 in. What do you propose to do in terms of selecting appropriate truck equipment? A regular flatbed trailer with a height for the loading platform of 5 ft is not suitable in this case. You need a double-drop trailer, also called step-deck trailer with a height off the ground of not exceeding 3 ft. A drop deck trailer actually has two different load levels. There is the actual loading deck and then there is the higher, so called running deck, which is over the rear wheels of the tractor. The trailer got its name because of that difference in levels or steps. In this case, the trucker must find a step-deck trailer with a loading deck of at least 30 ft in length. Finding such a trailer is usually not a problem. Note that an overhang of the cargo over the back of the trailer is usually not permitted.
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Answers Land Transportation Page | 58 2017 Exercise 3.3 (Answer) Chargeable Weight Answer the following. Calculate the correct chargeable weight and the trucking freight costs involved. 1. 100 cartons of glasses, totals: 200 lb, 200 ft 3 , rate: CAN $10.00/100 lb. Actual weight = 200 lb Volume weight = 200 ft 3 x 10 lb/ft 3 = 2,000 lb We will be charged on the greater of the two, or charged for 2,000 lb. Charge = 2,000 lb x CAN $10.00 = CAN $200.00 100 lb 2. 50 cartons of lamps, totals: 500 lb, 100 ft 3 , rate: CAN $8.00/100 lb. Actual weight = 500 lb Volume weight = 100 ft 3 x 10 lb/ft 3 = 1,000 lb Charge = 1,000 lb x CAN $8.00 = CAN $80.00 100 lb 3. 5 crates of machinery, totals: 4,500 lb, 25 ft 3 , rate: CAN $5.00/100 lb. Actual weight = 4,500 lb Volume weight = 25 ft 3 x 10 lb/ft 3 = 250 lb Charge = 4,500 lb x CAN $5.00 = CAN $225.00 100 lb
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Answers Land Transportation Page | 59 2017 Exercise 3.4 (Answer) Using the CIFFA - Logistics Canada Trucking Chart in Appendix “ D ”, determine the trucking charges associated with each shipment.
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  • Fall '18
  • Jane Smith
  • freight forwarder, Commercial item transport and distribution, CIFFA, Ocean Transportation Intermediary

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