Motor Truck Transportation

Motor Truck Transportation

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...National Automobile Chamber of Commerce, held on January 29, 1920, in Chicago: To give a concrete picture of the intrinsic wealth of the world, statisticians sometimes resort to the device of tabulating the debts that are carried by the various nations. The world war, by demonstrating the staggering total of debt which the fighting nations could shoulder and still remain economically sound, was a revelation of uncounted resources in world wealth both to the laity and to many business men who had considered themselves well informed. In the field of highway transport, there has been a colossal number of failures, and reports of new transportation companies that have failed are received almost daily. If these debts, the money losses represented by these failures--failures due in a large part to the absence of transport surveys--were the sole reason for the development of such surveys, their value would run into millions. Insurance against failure is, however, but a small part of the real value of highway transport surveys. Many companies in existence today would, if such investigations were generally resorted to, be able to render greater service to the public and make increasing profits for themselves, and these surveys would undoubtedly establish the desirability of highway transportation lines where as yet such lines have not even been thought of. The prevalence of failures, paralleling the failures in the automotive industry in its early days, and the number of lines that are operating with a minimum of benefit to themselves and to their public, indicates only the most cursory analysis of the territory to be served, or no analysis at all. Many firms are floundering without chart or compass and we should all do all in our power to correct the...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236619242
  • 9781236619242