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Reg. U. S. Pat. Ofr.
A Practical Reference Book for those actively engaged in Traffic
of Freight Transportation.
Com piled and Edited
THE TRAFFIC PUBLISHING CO.
150 Lafayette Street, New York.
COPYRIGHT, 1924, BY THE TRAFFIC PUBLISHING COMPANY
EASTERN PRINTING COMPANY
This is the Fifth Annual Edition of THE FREIGHT TRAFFIC RE opinion that a book of this kind would be invaluable, not alone t of Traffic Management, but also to those actively engaged in traf portation work has been sustained by a host of subscribers who their subscriptions every year. This and the many special expres ing the value and usefulness of the book have been very gratifying pecuniary benefits from our labors were naturally expected, the re est treasure to us is the satisfaction derived from the knowledge that dered a helpful service in the traffic field.
It has not been our purpose to prepare an extensive treatise subjects embraced herein, nor to offer any new idea for solving th plex transportation problems, but to give in an unbiased and brief hensive, form the fundamental principles underlying the transport as thus far developed, together with the present laws, rules and pract the operation of our great transportation system-all under one c form that would make it truly a ready-reference book for the bus and a text-book for the student of Traffic Management.
In preparing a book of this nature on subjects that are so mate by constantly changing laws, rules, and practices, it was necessar treat each subject in an authoritative manner, to procure the assist practical traffic men who are authorities in their respective branches field. Grateful acknowledgement, therefore, is made to the railroa express, and industrial traffic officials who gave us constructive criticisms and other valuable assistance in the preparation of this
THE FREIGHT TRAFFIC RED Book is revised and reissued ea about December 15th. Supplements necessitated by any changes i sections of this edition will be issued up to November 1, 1925, ar subscribers free of charge.
As it is desired to have THE FREIGHT TRAFFIC RED BOOK contin in circulation and in usefulness as a ready-reference book for all eng ested in traffic and transportation work, we hope to be able each ye sections. This can best be accomplished by suggestions from sub what in their opinion would make the book more serviceable to the constructive criticisms and suggestions will be greatly appreciated
TABLE OF CONTENTS
EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATIONS
(b) Central Freight Association
terest C. I. F. & E.—Cost, Insurance, Freight and Exchange Cir.-Circular Ck.--(a) Cask (b) Check Class'n.-Classification C. and L.-Canal and lake C1.-Claim C. L.-Carload C. L. & R.-Canal, lake and rail Cld.-Cleared c/o-Care of Co.-(a) Company (b) County C. 0. D.-Cash (or collect) on delivery Col.-Column Coll.-(a) Collect (b) Colliery Com.-Committee Comb.-Combination Com'l-Commercial Comm.-Commission Comm's-Commissioner Comp. G.-Compressed Gas Conf.-Conference Conf. Rul. Bul.-Conference Ruling Bulletin Cong.-Congress Cont'd-Continued Cor. L.-Corrosive Liquid Corp.—Corporation C. O. S.-Cash on shipment C. P. A.-(a) Chartered Public Accountant
(b) Certified Public Accountant C. P. G.–Cotton piece goods Cr.-(a) Credit. (b) Creditor (c) Creek