Even in an age accustomed to the rapid commercial exploitation of new inventions, the great and extensive development of mechanical road transport stands out conspicuously. This book, first published in 1925, traces this development and analyses the economics of road transport.
1. Introduction 2. Historical Survey 3. Recent Development of Road Transport 4. Road Transport of Goods and Merchandise 5. Types of Vehicle and Their Special Economic Characteristics and Advantages for the Transport of Goods and Merchandise 6. The Organisation of Road Transport of Merchandise 7. The Motor Cab, the Motor Cycle and the Taxi-Cab 8. The Motor Coach 9. Rural Transport 10. City Transport 11. The Motor Bus 12. The Tramway 13. The Railless Trolley Omnibus 14. Road Transport Rates and Fares 15. Competition and Monopoly in Road Transport 16. The Railways and Road Powers 17. The Road 18. Taxation of Road Vehicles