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The history of World War II is making increasingly clear the central fact that the tightest rein on the military effort of the United States in that war was imposed by transportation. As long as this nation fights overseas the same situation is likely to reoccur-a prospect that gives a special importance to the exposition of the subject in this series. The Army promptly recognized the importance of transportation when, as in World War I, it centralized its supervision of this branch of its vast logistical effort in a Chief of Transportation and created (in July 1942) a Transportation Corps. The Army did not, and could not, control all the factors that entered into the movement of its men, mu...
This text is intended to help students understand both the fundamental role and importance of transportation in companies and in our society, and the complex environment in which transportation service is provided today. The authors take a managerial approach to teaching transportation concepts and issues, providing students the tools to adapt to this fast-paced and rapidly changing industry. [In this book], the role and importance of transportation in the supply chain management and the economy are explored along with an overview of transportation regulation and public policy. [Next, the book] addresses the traditional modes of transportation including special carriers and global transportation. [Finally, it] discusses transportation management from both the shipper and carrier perspective.
During the pandemic, transportation industries have heavily suffered from the overall lack of passengers. A substantial share of employees have has been laid-off, and others have turned to different industries. As mass vaccinations begin worldwide, movement restrictions will continue to evolve and disappear in the months to come, and new opportunities and challenges for transportation industries must be considered in a post-pandemic world. Challenges and Opportunities for Transportation Services in the Post-COVID-19 Era explores the challenges and the new directions to match travelers’ needs in a post-COVID-19 world and illustrates several methodological applications in transportation to inspire scholars, researchers, and developers to further their efforts in boosting the design and use of sustainable mobility. Covering a range of topics such as green resilience and sustainability, it is ideal for transportation service managers, government officials, developers, engineers, decision- makers, analysts, academicians, researchers, instructors, and students.