Study program Automobile Transport Riga Technical University

Road Transportation

Road Transportation (Basic Course)

Study course deals with the principles of freight and passenger road haulage, commercial road transport and transport for own-account.

Following topics are included in the syllabus of study course:

  • shippers, receivers, passengers, bus-stations, freight forwarders, governmental bodies, associations and other social partners involved in road transport activities, their collaboration; commercial and non-commercial road haulage service framework (principles of road haulage for fee and haulage for own-account);
  • basic principles and specific features of road passenger transport;
  • description and analysis of road network, road transport flow parameters and of the system “vehicle – road”;
  • trip planning for road haulage routes;
  • road vehicles’ types and an efficient usage of fleet;
  • analysis of transported goods, their packaging, cargo placement and mounting options for security and traffic safety;
  • specificity of road haulage of diverse types of cargoes: transport of heavy and bulky goods, transport of perishables, shipments of live animals, transport of dangerous goods.

During the study process students have opportunities to:

  • listen informative and educational lectures;
  • do practical works with self-selected team members to acquire new knowledge and skills in road transportation;
  • estimate the appropriateness of road haulage for transporting different merchandises, to analyse real situations and to gain experience in decision-making process.

Study course is designed as basic or introductory course. It is advisable to increase knowledge by studying the Master's program and selecting study course "Road Transportation (advanced course).

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