Basic Mode of Transport

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INTRODUCTION
Each business has its own particular transport needs. These depend on the nature of the business and the type of products or services it buys and sells.
This guide will help you decide on the most appropriate transportation for your business needs and assess the tax implications and costs to your business.
It also tells you what licenses, insurance and training you or your staff will need to operate business vehicles.

ROLE OF TRANSPORT:
Transportation is the physical thread connecting the firms geographical dispersed area. It helps in transfer of materials from suppliers to the firm and finished goods to be transferred from the firm to the market. It serves as link that facilities of the firm.it also suprts the products of
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The large number of carriers is due in part to the low capital that entering the trucking business requires. High variable cost and low fixed cost characterized the cost structure. The motor carrier does not require extensive terminal and equipment investment and does not invest in its own highway, and the carrier pays for highway use through fees such as use of taxes licencing charges. These variable expenses contribute to the high variety cost structure.
Motors carriers are classified in manner as truckload and less than truck load. Less than truck load carrier accept small packages of shipment where truckload carrier accepts shipment of full truckload size.
ADVANTAGES OF ROADWAYS
1.road transportation offers advantages of speed, door-to-door flexibility and widespread geographic coverage.
2. the major advantage of motor transport over the modes is its inherent ability to provide service to any location.
3. the large number of motor carriers suggest a high availability. For example,many more motor carriers than railroad facilities are available in an area.
4. motor carriers do not need to consolidate wagons together or decouple wagons at various locations on the route as it in railway transport it speeds up the transportation.
5. motor carriers used in road transportation have lower fixed capital costs as compared to other modes of transportation.
6. due to the lower entry costs of capital, this mode of transportation is characterized by
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