Question 1-Find two rail routes for each of the following shipments. Explain the route; list the rail carriers, and your references for your decision.
[a] You have a shipment of appliances at the GE factory in Louisville, Kentucky. They need to go to New Orleans, Louisiana
[b] John Deere has a shipment of tractors in Waterloo, Iowa. They need to go to the Port of Savannah, Georgia, for export.
a) List four air carriers that could move freight from Chicago (IL) to Anchorage (AK).
b) List four barge lines that could move grain from Burlington (IA) to New Orleans (LA).
c) List two pipelines that can deliver petroleum to Chicago (IL).
Note: State your sources. For each of these modes, what government agency provides safety oversight? Provide the agency’s website and mission statement.
 Carrier Capability
 Carrier Access
 Carrier Reliability
 Carrier Capacity
Compare the five modes for each of these and explain your rating.
Explain the issue of Fixed and Variable Costs for the five modes.