Chapter 5 Key Terms
The capability of a transport vehicle to carry or transport shipmetns of a particular weight or
size in relation to the shippers requirements.
Hub and spoke
Using this model, transports collect cargo from its
The railroad industry has developed a number of new types of equipment to replace the
standard boxcar. What is the rationale supporting the diversification of equipment?
The diversification of railcar equipment has been driven by two major factors; safety
Fuel price variability has been a major issue for the trucking industry. Historically, trucking firm
bankruptcies have been closely linked with dramatic rises in fuel prices. Urban congestion and travel
time reliability has also been a constant hurdle for
Discuss the ways air carriers compete with each other. How have regulatory changes
affected this competition?
1. Regulatory changes have caused an increase in competition between intramodal services.
The deregulation of the airline industry in 1978 led to
Running head: BTS TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
Butler Transportation Services Business Plan
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
BUTLER TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
Butler Transport Services (BTS) is a New Orleans, LA based truckin
Chapter 3 Key Terms
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
A federal agency that supervises the rates and practices of pipeline operators and is part
of the department of energy.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
A federal agency whose
Great Lake Shipping
The Great Lake shipping routes are primarily for moving cargo internationally. Shipping
routes through the Great Lakes are unique in that they are actually closer to most European
countries than the ports off the east coast of the Unit
In 1978, President Carter signed legislation changing the airline industry from being
strictly controlled through the Civil Aeronautics Board to being highly competitive. Since
1978, the airlines have merged, folded, gotten bigger, regionalized, and chang