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Comprising
THE INDUSTRIAL TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT

J. W. COBEY
Formerly Traffic Manager, National Cash Register Company,

Dayton, O...

ASSOCIATED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

BRUNNER ROBESON
President, Brunner Robeson Company (Inc.),

Chicago, Ill.

COMMUNITY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

J. P. HAYNES
Traffic Commissioner, Sioux City Commercial Club,

Sioux City, la.

PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION WORK

J. H. KANE
Formerly Transportation Rate Expert,
Illinois State Public Utility Commission,

Springfield, Ill.

RAILWAY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

N. D. CHAPIN
Formerly Chief of Tariff Bureau,

New York Central Railroad

La Salle Extension University

· Chicago ·

(2-272)

545001

Copyright, 1919, 1920
All Rights Reserved in All Countries

LASALLE EXTENSION UNIVERSITY

PREFACE

The somewhat superficial conception of traffic management as a profession and its relationship to our national transportation problem has been the primary factor leading to assembling in book form various lines of endeavor most susceptible to its exercise. Too often, far too often, the incumbents acting as the traffic managers for relatively large industries operate on the theory that in the main their activities are concerned with the quoting of rates and the handling of loss, damage, or overcharge claims, little if any attention being paid to questions of service, the solution of intricate questions pertaining to supply and distribution, or the exercise of the old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Then again while several of our most progressive municipalities have recognized as matters of community interest the growing importance of adequate transportation facilities and just and reasonable charges and fares and, in consequence, have employed competent traffic commissioners, the great majority of our cities still regard the problem as an individual one or as a necessary evil, a policy which more often than otherwise is reflected in stagnation and the lack of enterprise so far as such centers are concerned.

With respect to regulation and control, so far the necessary safeguard has not been established that will always insure the selection for public utility commis

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