- Jan 12, 2006
Sure they can account for it, but they aren't going to. It costs them money to carry a product for 2 or 3 weeks while it's sitting on a train not being able to be sold, if they ship by truck they carry the product for 2 or 3 days before it's actually in their hands and out to their stores. That's why they use JIT systems, it saves them money.Originally posted by: charrison
Yes but companies can account for latency with rail, just as easily as they can a truck. A train will never beat a 2 man truck, but a 2 man truck is about as expensive as it gets to ship something. Rail is slower, but not slow enough to cause problems for the most part.Originally posted by: compman25
2 weeks?, 3 weeks? Dream on. A team truck will do coast to coast in 2.5 days. Companies today use JIT (Just in time) procedures for their warehousing and stocking.Originally posted by: brandonb
:thumbsup:Originally posted by: brxndxn
We need more trains... still the most efficient way to ship goods.
Who cares how long it takes. If it takes 2 weeks to get a product from a port to a store on Truck and 3 weeks with train, what difference does that make to me? I'd rather have the truckers off the road (congestion) and using the method which is 3 times more effecient and uses alot less pollution to get the product to the store.
Rail is going to be taking more freight away from trucks in the coming years.