The Business of Transportation [2 volumes]
This is a must-have resource for anyone interested in the latest information about the complex field of transportation―and how it is transforming today's business environment.
This wide-ranging, two-volume work explores the transportation industry in all its many guises. It demonstrates how transportation is vital to most businesses and how it facilitates trade and globalization. It also explains how transportation figures into environmental and supply chain security challenges in the modern world. The contributors get into the nitty-gritty of how the business of transportation works and who the players are. Equally important, they show why those who depend on transportation in their business cannot afford to ignore such details when seeking greater efficiency, growth, profit, and market share.
• Provides original and up-to-date essays on the interface of business and transportation
• Makes clear distinctions between the various modes of transportation and their differing business environments
• Conveys a deep understanding of the real-world players and decision makers involved in providing transportation services
• Explores such important topics as how the transportation infrastructure is financed, developed, and managed; the role of special interest groups and government regulators in decision making; and the nature and impact of the cutting-edge technologies deployed in transportation today
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