This article describes the development and growth of various modes of transportation in the United States and recent trends in the length, size and value of domestic shipments. Changes in the transportation of goods in the United States are being driven largely by four factors—the shift toward a digital economy, the growth of third-party logistics providers, globalism, and the application of new technologies. Finally, this paper looks at emerging forms of supply chain integration and operation.
Keebler, James S. (2002). Trends in the transportation of goods in the U.S. Journal of Transportation Management, 13(2), 1-14. doi: 10.22237/jotm/1030838520