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Chapter 5 Introduction

As freight grows to a larger share of total transportation activity, its negative aspects become a larger part of the safety, energy, and environmental consequences of transportation. Particularly in environmental matters, freight is only now being separated from the air quality and other problems of general traffic. Most of our current knowledge is in safety, with some in energy consumption. More knowledge is needed to understand and fix the problems.

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