Academic Papers on The Freight Industry

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This 8 page paper discusses the history and development of railroads in America and their economic impact on American society. The advent of the railroad and the expansion of rail service across the country changed American business, politics, and economics. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

The Costs of Commuting

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page paper detailing the true economic costs of our nation's dependence on the automobile. Outlines alternatives to commuting such as telecommuting, bicycling, and mass transit. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 9 page paper on this topic. The writer explores how NAFTA has impacted the railway and trucking industries, and affected trade with Mexico. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

A 9 page paper that provides an overview of the trends and issues related to ocean ports and international commerce, especially in light of emerging changes in this area of transportation. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

25 pages in length. An in-depth evaluation of Air Express International (AEI)-- the world's leading logistics company and freight forwarder. AEI's services, finances, and marketing stratagem are analyzed as are its growth and stockholder issues. Paper provides an excellent case study. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

30 pages in length. Another in-depth analysis of Air Express International; This one dealing more with the company's new technologies, mergers, acquisitions, and international expansion. The paper concentrates much less on financial statistics when compared with AEI Case # 1 though. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

This 11 page report discusses the development of a strategic marketing plan for an airfreight company. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 6 page paper discussing this major inland waterway and its influence in American history. The paper covers why it was built, the many roadblocks to its completion, its importance economically, socially, and politically, and how it is used today. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 6 page research paper which examines how the use of railroads changed how the U.S. military conducted warfare strategy. The writer particularly relates to what has been called the 'first all-out war' fought by Americans-the Civil War. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

is a 6 page report that provides an overview of the history of the first railroad in America to offer continuous travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific coasts. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A 24 page paper that looks at the English Channel Tunnel Project as a major engineering and construction project and considers the elements that impacted its completion and the systems that supported its success. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

A 12 page research paper which examines the history of the Third Reich's 'people's car'-the most popular car in automotive history-its legend and the reality, and how the new 'Bug' compares with the old. Although originally the brainchild of Hitler, the Volkswagen Beetle has taken on a new identity of its own. Bibliography lists 9 ...

The evolution of public transportation in New York City is described in this 12 page paper. The writer covers various issues, problems, and other matters that have confronted the city's public transportation department .. examining how some of those still persist today. Bibliography lists17 sources.

In this 10 page research paper, the writer explores one of Boston's oldest subway lines. Specifically examined are the social and economic issues concerning its maintenance. Central to this discussion is an analysis of whether or not the Green Line Subway should continue to be operated in today's modern Boston. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

A 10 page research paper that describes the effects of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act on transportation in the U.S. The writer presents the concept that while companies, government agencies and transit centers have attempted to provide accessibility to disabled Americans, there are many hidden problems that prevent many disabled from accessing ...

A complete 10 page overview of the steam engine including its function, purpose, history, and development. The writer is very specific and cites a number of historical people involved in working on this technology. The physics of how steam produces work are explained as is the mechanical operation of various types of steam engines. Bibliography ...

This 5 page research paper examines the importance of the steam engine to modern society. Specifically discussed is the steam engine's cultural and social impact and how this invention led to many other technological advances. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

An 8 page paper that provides an overview of the history and development of public policies regarding the development of public transportation bus systems in Pittsburgh as a result of community action. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 6 page report on the controversy-torn history of the oil pipeline traversing the Alaskan tundra, and the prospects for continuance of the consortium of oil companies, Alyeska, governing it. The report covers perspectives of economists, consumers, governmental agencies and the President, Alaskan officials, public, and native peoples, environmentalists, the oil industry, and oil ...

The Chunnel

  • 2 page paper

A 2 page essay on "the Chunnel"-- a lengthy high-speed European railline designed to run from England to France and subsequently many other countries. No Bibliography.

A 47 page paper discussing the world of computers as it relates to the automobile. The history of the engine is discussed in order to give a basic amount of information in which to understand the changes that have occurred from an electronic viewpoint. This is followed by a detailed account of the automobile today ...

Maglev Trains

  • 15 page paper

A 15 page paper discussing the maglev train. The first section of the paper discusses a bit of the history of trains in order to provide better understanding of the trains of the present day as well as the future. Following that is a brief section discussing the particular mechanics of the generic maglev train. Individual ...

The problem of workplace absenteeism has had increasing relevance as more and more employees are afforded compensatory packages that include paid sick days and paid personal days. For public institutions with limited budgets, the negotiations of employment contracts often revolves around discussions of the problem of absenteeism and the impact on budgets, performance levels and departmental ...

This 5 page paper provides an analysis of one Queens subway station in terms of safety. The subject of crime in the NYC transit system is discussed in a general sense as well. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 8 page paper provides a history of transportation on Long Island, New York with a focus on trains, automobiles and boats. The Long Island Rail Road is discussed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

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