Category Archives: Freight and Transportation

Important Transportation Laws and Information

When Running goods, its important to understand the relevant transportation laws. These laws will vary between countries, so if you are couriering over extreme ranges, you may have to consider the laws of several different states or continents.

Transport or Transportation Law deals with all forms of transportation. These laws derive from state, federal, and even local sources, and can apply very broadly at a transport system level or more narrowly to specific activities or things.

Forms of Transportation

Transportation law is not limited to standard vehicles like lories or cars. transportation law also concerns to rail, water vessels, bicycles, airplanes, helicopters, and any other form of getting from one place to another. Its important to remember that the laws affecting transportation concern not only to these modes of transit, but also to the infrastructure that supports them, such as roads, bridges, airports, trails, ports, etc.

Rail Freight In Great Britain

Great Britain has a long, illustrious history with the railway. The railway network itself has been used to transport various types of goods since the early 19th century. As time progressed the majority of freight transportation began to be carried out by use of the roads. Despite this there has been a recent increase in the use of railway freight use, a 5.8% rise compared to 2012-13.

During the First World War in the early 20th century, Britain’s railway was used primarily for the transportation of munitions and supplies. It was dubbed the “Railway War” at the time. The supplies were transported all over Great Britain to ports in the South East of England for shipping to France where the war was raging at the time.

Today rail freight consists more of civilian used materials. Goods carried by rail are either stored in intermodal containers or trainload freight containers, which hold coal, metals, oil and construction materials.