Writings

Walter Weart completed a college level textbook on transportation for Thompson Learning and has written more than 200 bylined articles dealing various aspects of logistics and transportation.

Read about the textbook on motor carrier operations which we wrote for the Institute of Logistics Management's new course. Mr. Weart is also on the faculty of ILM.

Click here to read my most recent article on grade crossing safety.


Read three articles written for November 2012 WT100

Collaboration Pushes Intermodal to New Heights Multi-modal shipping has a longer history than most realize, and is still responding to changing needs with creativity and innovation.

Making the Connection Between Mode and Location When sizing up a location, transportation is an important factor including access to rail and intermodal service.

To and From; Near and Far A number of supply chain optimization factors affect location, lanes and volumes, influencing mode choice.

  The Metamorphous of Drayage

Read an article I wrote for the Hub Group, one of the largest intermodal service providers. The piece details how the Hub Group is implementing technology that will provide visibility and seamless movement that supply chain management requires.

Transportation Textbook

Read the preface to Transportation a leading textbook used by colleges and universities.
  Rail technology research shared at AAR's 19th annual review (2014)

Railroaders, suppliers, academics, government employees and other industry stakeholders from 14 countries came to Colorado last week to talk rail technology research and then glimpse some of that technology in action at the Association of American Railroads' (AAR) 19th Annual Research Review.

 

The Rise of Short Lines

Read the article which we wrote for Material Management & Distribution Magazine, a Canadian magazine, about the Short Line Railroad industry. Article photography by Walter Weart.
  Suppliers, Service Providers Enhance CWR Equipment

Read the cover story
article of Progressive Railroading dealing with congestion issues in the freight transportation network.

Click here to see all three articles I have written for Dairy Foods Magazine

Smaller articles can be found here

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