Transportation is the act of moving goods or passengers from one place to another. Transportation of goods and persons is done by carriers, persons or companies that transport goods and persons.
It is in this lucid manner that this book will teach you transportation.
It clearly explains the private carrier and the public carrier in transportation.
It analyzes the distinctive functions that transportation performs. They include the facilitation of distribution of goods; facilitation of the efficient movement of raw materials to a factory for production, widening the markets and developing new markets for the sale of goods.
It appraises the factors that are considered in selecting the means of transport. They include the distance, destination, nature of goods, safety of goods, value of goods, convenience, speed and instruction from the owner of the goods.
It evaluates the principal means of transport. They include road transport, rail transport, air transport, water transport and pipeline transport.
It examines the road and rail transports. It throws light on the distinctive merits and demerits of road and rail transports.
It discusses the air and water transports. It sheds light on the distinctive merits and demerits of air and water transports.
It identifies the pipeline transport. It casts light on the distinguishing merits and demerits of pipeline transport.
And it explores the documents used for the transportation of goods and passengers. They include the charter party, bill of lading, manifest, and airway bill.