Automotive Industries Volume 47, Nos. 14-22

Automotive Industries Volume 47, Nos. 14-22

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...branch lines along which transportation by truck over existing highways could be furnished at less expense, should be abandoned. The better and less expensive truck service should be substituted by the railroad company if the trucker will not occupy the field. ttpiIVE parties are interested in bringing about the changes we have outlined: "The whole public would be benefited in that the city streets would be relieved from the congestion caused by wagons and trucks carrying small lots of freight to and from the railway stations. The new rural highways would last longer, as the co-operation of railway and truck would put an end to long-distance trucking. "The trader would get better service at less cost. "The motor-truck industry and existing cartage companies and private truckers who would co-operate with the railways would vastly increase their field for profitable operation. "The warehousemen would profit by the addition of the storage now furnished by the railways. "The railways would cut down their terminal expenses and would increase their capacity for service. "The trucker has a distinct advantage over the railway, in that highways are constructed by the general public, through some form of taxation, while the 1 ailway is constructed at the private expense of the railroad company. "In the early history of this country public lands and moneys were contributed to a few railway companies to induce them to build railways in territory which greatly needed transportation, but such donations have long since been repaid by the enhancement in the value of the taxable property, whose development has followed the railroad and would not have occurred without the railroad. "The railway, through taxation, more

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  • Paperback | 538 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236932037