Course title Transportation
Course code TraZ4034
Credit points 1.5
ECTS creditpoints 2.25
Total Hours in Course 60
Date of course confirmation 21/09/2011
Responsible Unit Motor Vehicle Institute
Course developers
Dr. sc. ing., prof. Gints Birzietis
Mg. sc. ing., Valdis Truslis

There is no prerequisite knowledge required for this course
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 planning, calculation and evaluation of specific freight transportation process, selection of appropriate vehicles, planning and calculation of certain cargo loading and unloading operations, as well as selection of appropriate cargo handling equipment.
• Skills - analyze, compare and evaluate the effectiveness of universal and specialized vehicles for certain cargo transportation in the given routes. • Competence - ability to plan effective freight transport by road within the simple inland routes.
Compulsory reading
1. Birzietis G. Pārvadājumi. Jelgava: LLU, 2008. 208 lpp.
2. Birzietis G., Truslis V. Autopārvadājumi. Jelgava: LLU, 2008. 380 lpp.
3. Sprancmanis N. Transporta pakalpojumu ekonomika un organizācija. Rīga: RTU izdevniecība. 2001. 283 lpp. 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. Гуджоян O П., Троицкая Н. А. Перевозка специфических грузов автомобильным транспортом. Москва: «Транспорт», 2001.