Course code TraZ4033

Credit points 2

Transportation II

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures24

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes8

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation15.02.2017

Responsible UnitMotor Vehicle Institute

Course developer

author Spēkratu institūts

Gints Birzietis

Dr. sc. ing.

Course abstract

The course deals with the transport process components and road transport vehicle efficiency indicators. The course also deals with transportation technologies of the main type of cargo of various industries and with the selection of appropriate vehicles, as well as cargo loading and unloading mechanisms and machines.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Knowledge - on basic components of transportation process, vehicles used in transportation, types of cargo, its loading and unloading techniques, as well as on organizing principles of effective freight and passenger transport by road.
• Skills - analyze, compare and evaluate the suitability and efficiency of individual vehicle in freight and passenger transportation in different types of traffic.
• Competence - the ability to choose the most suitable road vehicle for transportation of selected goods or passengers.

Compulsory reading

1. Birzietis G. Pārvadājumi. Jelgava: LLU, 2008. 208 lpp.
2. Birzietis G., Truslis V. Autopārvadājumi. Jelgava: LLU, 2008. 380 lpp.
3. Handbook of Transportation Engineering. Editor Myer Kutz. New York: McGraw-Hill. 2004.
4. Daganzo C.F.. Fundamentals of Transportation and Traffic Operations. Oxford: Pergamon, 2000. 339 p.

Further reading

1. Truslis V.. Specializētais ritošais sastāvs. Jelgava: LLU, 2007. 100 lpp.
2. Gubbins E.J.. Managing Transport Operations. 3rd. ed. London: KoganPage. 2003. 295 p.
3. Горев А.Э. Грузовые автомобильные перевозки. Москва: «Академия», 2006.