Archive for the 'Transportation' Category

Party Suppliers Hit the Road!

As a road user myself, I respect the needs of others. What I am trying to say is that different road users have different needs. Some will have wider loads and therefore need more space than those who are on two wheels. For example: a truck and a motorcycle. Both are road users, both pays registration but different in dimensions. So were I am going with all this?

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I, on the other hand, hire out party equipments, namely bouncy castles and inflatable water slides. Depending on my load, the dimensions of my vehicle and accessories varies. If I were to have a big job where a client requested the biggest inflatable water slide available then without a doubt I will need a bigger trailer to carry the load. The inflatable slide may be deflated and the overall size reduced, but people often forget the additional accessories required with such order.

If I am on the road delivering the big slide, I will also need to bring:

  • fence to barricade the big inflatable water slide
  • generator to supply power
  • spare generator in case the other fails
  • extra staff to help out
  • extra ropes to secure the slide in case of strong wind
  • spare tyres for the extra weight on the trailer

Can you see how quickly it’ll all add up? Even with the deflated slides, extra space is still needed for the accessories. That is why I have respected other users requiring more space on the road. Another thing, some accessories that I carry are long enough for it to stick out from the back of the trailer, which is another problem! Can you now see the dilemma I have? Thank goodness you do! Because if you don’t then we need to talk!

My team serves the people of Perth within the metropolitan area of course. Although some long distance travel can occasionally happen. That’s another story. I’ll post it another day. As long as you promise not to judge the writer, then I’m all good!

Registration costs play a role in determining whether a business uses larger vehicles as oppose to smaller sized ones. Take a truck for example, is it warranted to cost twice as much when compared to a medium sized wagon, even with a trailer attached. Should the cost be calculated based on weight or should it be calculated from the size. Perhaps a combination of both?

The discussion about road users will no doubt continue for a little while. For me, a business owner who supplies bouncy castles will continue to keep an eye out for any improvements to be made, to all road users not just me!

 

Making Transportation Faster and More Environment-Friendly

Innovation of transportation is a continuous process. The innovations are aimed at making transportation more efficient, faster, safer and environment-friendly. The modern means of transportation by land, water and air had made traveling faster and more comfortable. When more transportation facilities were made available, people started to travel more.

 

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Now, many people travel across the globe in connection with their business or profession and also on vacation tours. There are many environmental impacts of the various transportation systems. Click here to see an example of a type of transportation system.  Reduction of emissions by the vehicles has become a necessity. By reducing the transportation emission the world over, the quality of air can be significantly improved. It can also bring positive effects on global warming, climate changes, smog and acid rain. The transportation sector is the major consumer of energy and most of the vehicles require diesel or petrol as the fuel. Hence it is all the more important to make the vehicles more fuel efficient.

Transportation and air pollution

Vehicles are major users of energy and are burning most of the petrol available in the world. Vehicles pollute the air by way of emission of carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide. Transportation field is making the maximum emission. Especially, road transport is the biggest contributor to global warming. Through environmental regulations in many countries could achieve considerable reduction in emission by individual vehicles. However, the rapid increase in the number of vehicles has diminished the effect of this achievement. The solutions to this problem are maximum transition from air and road to rail transport, making all vehicles more energy efficient and maximum electrification of transport.

Is human-powered vehicle a solution?

Bicycle is the only human powered vehicle that is still poplar. In China, even today, bicycle is the vehicle of the common man. However, human-powered vehicle takes more time and will lead to traffic congestion though they will not pollute the environment.

The Super Bus

The Super Bus introduced by a Dutch company is a highly innovative mode of transportation. The Super Bus will run with electricity and it will run at an awesome speed of 155 mph. The Super Bus will have a track infrastructure so that it will not get held up in the traffic.

Super Airliner

The Super Airliner is made of composite materials such as ceramics and plastics thereby making it lighter but stronger. This will increase the efficiency of the aircraft. Shapes that are not possible with steel are possible with the composite materials. The shape of this aircraft enables it to accommodate 800 – 1000 passengers with theatre style seats.

Hypersonic airliner

The new hypersonic airliner with the Reaction Engines A2 is based on a new concept. This aircraft uses liquid hydrogen as fuel as well as coolant for its engines. This aircraft is made of composite materials and it is larger but lighter than the Boeing 747. However, it can use the flight lines and airports of the other type of aircrafts. The Hypersonic airliner travels at 5 time the speed of sound. For example, this plane can reach Sydney from Brussels in 4 hours 36 minutes which is a full day flight for the other planes.