ton-mile


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ton-mile

(tŭn′mīl′)
n.
A unit of freight transportation equivalent to a ton of freight moved one mile.
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In fact, North Dakota rail revenue per ton-mile actually decreased during the 1988-2007 period.
6 m) longer than the 747-400 Freighter -- the 747-8 Freighter gives customers 16 percent more revenue cargo volume compared to its predecessor with nearly equivalent trip costs and lower ton-mile costs.
about 70% of crude oil and petroleum products are shipped by pipeline on a ton-mile basis.
6 m) longer than the 747-400 freighter and gives customers 16 % more revenue cargo volume compared to its predecessor with nearly equivalent trip costs and lower ton-mile costs.
made what it thought was a reasonable, though somewhat radical, movement forward toward this particular onward course in early June, when (in connection with another matter) we proposed that pickup and delivery could well be priced at a straight rate per ton-mile, which, in turn, would lend to the ready inclusion of cartage with line-haul air charges for the establishment of door-to-door rates between any and all points.
Using information on distances, I calculated the passenger fares per mile and the effective freight fares per ton-mile.
Due to the downtime in Japanese production, coupled with a limited ton-mile effect from higher production at South Korean Hyundai Motor Company (SEO: 005380), DnB NOR trimmed to 25% from 30% its expectations for Wilh Wilhelmsen's growth in the first quarter.
In our studies for the STB, we found that the real average cost of a revenue ton-mile decreased by 31 percent between 1987 and 2008, even though the railroad cost recovery index (a measure of inflation for railroad inputs) had increased about twice as much as the producer price index over the period.
The airplane will carry forward its predecessor's efficiency, with nearly equivalent trip costs and 16% lower ton-mile costs than the 747-400 Freighter.
By far the largest difference is between ranges, with trucks operating in long-distance movements producing more than six ton-miles per year for each ton-mile produced by trucks operating locally.
Boeing freighters offer the lowest trip and ton-mile cost in every freighter size.
It would require much less intrusive construction, far less land acquisition and paving, and would be far quieter and cleaner, consuming only one-third the amount of fuel per ton-mile compared to trucking.