Intermodal Transportation: Moving Freight in a Global Economy responds to a need for a comprehensive textbook that offers an overview of the history and state of the art freight logistics and supply chain management. It is intended to provide students and practitioners with information on key aspects of freight transportation within the United States and throughout the world.

The topics covered in this book were selected to meet the needs of an audience that represents a wide array of skills, backgrounds, and interests. University programs—including those covering urban and regional planning, transportation and systems engineering, business administration, law, policy, and government and public-sector management—should find the material in this book to be a useful resource. The interdisciplinary nature of the book should prove of value in building professional capacity in industry and government.

(Part one can be downloaded here