Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to explain the role of transportation in the economy, the demand for transportation, and the role of government; develop an awareness of the economic and service characteristics of the basic modes of transportation including intermodal and special carriers; and will be able to develop an economic foundation of the transportation system to permit effective management of a company’s transportation process, including the emerging role of Transportation Third parties.
- To explain the role of Transportation in Business and Society.
- To develop the critical knowledge of the various forms of Transportation available to Shippers
- To summarize a comprehension of the economic and service characteristics of the different modes of Transportation within the total Supply Chain.
- The student will be able to develop and apply the most current knowledge on this subject from the leading authors of the text, Transportation, Sixth Edition, copyright 2006, by Drs. Coyle, Bardi, and Novack. These authors are the leading Educators on this subject in the United States today.
- Course work is described in a practical, “hands-on” approach, so that each learning module can be utilized in the student’s current and/or growth positions for fact-based Transportation and business-driven results.
- The material is an excellent foundation in Transportation which will enable a student who diligently applies himself/herself, to develop core transportation principles on each Transportation Mode, upon which further knowledge, practical skills and learning can subsequently be developed and applied.
- The student has been provided with a Supplemental Reading as part of Lesson 2 entitled Transportation Deregulation*.
Major topics covered in the course are Transportation in the economy, demand for Transportation, Transportation regulation and public policy, and the economic and service characteristics of Motor Carriers, Railroads, Air Carriers, Water Carriers, Pipelines, Intermodal, Special Carriers, and International Transportation.