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    Author(s): F. E. Ostrem; W. D. Godshall
    Date: 1979
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL–GTR–22. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 60 p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    Description

    An assessment of available data and information describing the common carrier shipping environment was conducted. The assesment included the major shipping hazards of shock, vibration, impact, temperature, and humidity associated with the handling, transportation, and warehousing operations of typical distribution cycles. Previous environmental studies and current data are reviewed and assessed for applicability to general type cargo design and/or evaluation. The data for each hazard are summarized in a format considered most useful to packaging engineers when such data are available. Hazards requiring further information and description are identified and discussed.

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    Citation

    Ostrem, F. E.; Godshall, W. D. 1979. An assessment of the common carrier shipping environment. Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL–GTR–22. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 60 p.

    Keywords

    Packaging, transport, handling, hazards, rail transport, aircraft, ships, trucks, fork lifts, storage, warehouses, shipment, review article, shipment of goods, materials handling

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