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    Evaluate the characteristics of each mode of transportation in terms of time and cost efficiencies. Give examples.

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    According to Slack, Rodrigue, and Comtois (2012), there are seven modes of transportation:

    1. Road transportation - road transportation has an average operational flexibility as vehicles can serve several purposes but are rarely able to move outside roads. Road transport systems have high maintenance costs, both for the vehicles and infrastructures. Road transportation can take minutes, hours, or days depending on the size of the freight and the distance in which the goods are to be delivered. (ex. UPS Ground or Fed Ex Ground)

    2. Rail transportation - railroad transportation time is much faster than road transportation because there are fewer stops made and rail ...

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    The characteristics of each mode of transportation in terms of time and cost efficiency are evaluated. Examples are provided. References are provided to aid in the greater understanding of the solution.

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