Distinguish between. Road Transport and Air Transport - Organisation of Commerce and Management

Distinguish Between

Distinguish between.

Road Transport and Air Transport



Road Transport

Air Transport

1. Speed:
Road transport has limited speed due to bad road conditions, accidents, etc.

It is the fastest mode of transport.

2. Carrying capacity:
It has limited carrying capacity

It has limited carrying capacity

3. Cost:
It requires limited capital investment in terms of construction of roads, vehicles, and their maintenance.

It uses airways which are natural and hence, there is no cost involved. However the huge cost of construction of aircraft involved. These costs are way high compared to other modes of transport.

4. Distance:
Recommended for a short distance.

Suitable for long-distance.

5. Charges:
Transport charges are not fixed due to high due to increased fuel prices

The transport charges is very high.

6. Door to door service:
It provides door to door services.

It does not provide door to door services.

7. Means of Transport:
It uses animals, animal carts, motor-cycles, three, and four-wheelers.

It uses aircraft, helicopters, jets, etc.

8. Suitability:
It is suitable for transporting goods in relatively smaller quantities for a short distance.

It is suitable for transporting lightweight perishable and valuable goods to any part of the world.

9. Safety:
It provides limited safety to goods from the sun, rain, wind, etc.

Goods are safe as they are specially packed.

10. Accidents:
Chances of accidents are more due to poor road conditions and negligent drivers

Chances of accidents are less because of maintenance and expert pilots.

11. Ownership:
Ownership is in the hands of private parties as well as the government.

It is owned by both the private sector as well as the public sector.

Concept: Business Services - Transport
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