Innovative Methods of Milk Transport: Double-Bottoms and TOFC

Costs involved in double-bottoms (tandem trailers) and TOFC (trailer-on-flatcar; piggyback) were modeled and compared with conventional over-the-road transport of bulk milk from northern Vermont in single trailers. Both modes were found to be both cost-effective and fuel-sparing alternatives to conventional transport. Since the study' s completion, although not as a direct result of it, two shippers have adopted these innovations . One of them (using double-bottoms) has budgeted savings even larger than those claimed in our study.


Issue Date:
1984-04
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/159269
Published in:
Journal of the Northeastern Agricultural Economics Council, Volume 13, Number 1
Journal of the Northeastern Agricultural Economics Council
Page range:
60-64
Total Pages:
5




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