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TLMT311 - Introduction to Transportation Management

Course Details

Course Code: TLMT311 Course ID: 3310 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is an overview of the transportation sector, including providers, users and government agencies. It examines contemporary public policy issues, such as deregulation, along with managerial strategies in transportation.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/28/21 - 06/03/22 06/06/22 - 07/31/22 Spring 2022 Session D 8 Week session
01/25/22 - 07/01/22 07/04/22 - 08/28/22 Summer 2022 Session B 8 Week session
02/22/22 - 07/29/22 08/01/22 - 09/25/22 Summer 2022 Session I 8 Week session
03/29/22 - 09/02/22 09/05/22 - 10/30/22 Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/22 - 09/30/22 10/03/22 - 11/27/22 Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/22 - 11/04/22 11/07/22 - 01/01/23 Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, graduate students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (LO):

LO1: Explain the impact transportation has on the environment.
LO2: Summarize the social and political issues related to transportation.
LO3: Differentiate the impact of regulatory reforms on the four major modes of transportation (motor, rail, air, pipeline).
LO4: Compare the features (capacity, accessibility, cost, speed) of each major mode of transportation (air, surface, pipeline, rail).
LO5: Analyze the different types of pipeline carriers, commodities, and examine pipeline companies in relation to limited intermodal competition.
LO6: Analyze and assess transportation planning and execution strategies within a global supply chain.
LO7: Describe the impact of the buyer seller relationship on the effectiveness of the supply chain.

Required Readings

Please visit and search by the course number (ex: LITR210) to access your required resources.


Book Title Author Publisher Info. Chapters
Applied transport economics: Policy, management & decision making Cole, S. London: Kogan 4-7
Intermodal freight transport Lowe, D. Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth-­Heinemann

1, 6 & 7


Button, K. (2009). Air transportation. In K.A. Reinert & S.R. Ramkishen (Eds.), The Princeton encyclopedia of the world economy (pp. 57-­‐61). Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Lieb, K.J., & Lieb, R.C. (2010). Environmental sustainability in the third-­‐party logistics (3PL) industry. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 40 (7), 524-­‐533.

Smith, D.M. (2010). Logistics: Is key during pre-­‐design for linear pipeline. Underground construction, 65 (11), 22-­‐25.

Urso, J., Colpo, J., & Sheble, N. (2006). Oil and gas supply chain peril. InTech, 53 (5), 12-­‐16.

Book Title:American Transportation Policy - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Lib
Author:Dilger, R.J.
Unit Cost:$80.18
Book Title:Handbook of transportation science - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Lib
Author:Hall, Randolph
Unit Cost:$337.00
Book Title:Globalized Freight Transport: Intermodality, E-commerce, Logistics, And Sustainability - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Lib
Author:Leinbach, Thomas
Unit Cost:$135.14
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.