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JULY | 2017

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Packaged products are commonly shipped using a variety of vehicles types including truck, train, and airplane. Each type of vehicle has been thoroughly studied to understand the motion associated with each. Recently, motor coach buses have been used to transport packaged products, however no published analysis of their motion is available. Greyhound Lines ships packages daily through their Package Express Service. There are over 2,700 hundred Greyhound Package Express headquarters around the country, and approximately 20 packages are shipped from every location daily. has also explored using bus transportation to ship packages and has filed a patent for this type of delivery under "Mobile Pickup Locations". This study focuses on the collection and analysis of motor coach motion with a goal of developing a comprehensive understanding of their vibration input to packaged products. With packaged products being shipped daily via motor coach buses, vibration data from these vehicles can prove useful in package design. Once collected and analyzed, this data can be used for laboratory replication of bus vibration and the testing of products encountering this environment. > inside Inside ISTA Headquarters • 2017 TransPack Forum Highlights • R. David LeButt Award Recipient • ISTA's Advocate Research and Value Delivery Program Updates • ISTA Webinar Series • ISTA China Packaging Symposium • ISTAAsia Pacific Packaging Symposium • Call for 2018 TransPack Forum Speakers pages 2-11 ISTA Members • Welcome New Members pages 12-13 CPLP Corner pages 14-15 ISTA Technical Update • FAQ • Protocol Changes pages 16-17 Vibration Analysis of Motor Coach Buses Used in the Transport of Goods The following paper was presented at ISTA's 2017 TransPack Forum. July 2017 • TM > MORE ON PAGE 18 Check out these educational opportunities included in ISTA's Webinar Series: Taylor Warren Student, Clemson University Innovating Your Innovation page 6 ISTA 3A – Performance Testing For Single Parcel Delivery Systems page 6 Over-the-Road Load Shift Investigative Case Study page 7 The Effect of a Non-Chemical Phytosanitary Treatment on the Packaging Integrity of Unitized Products to Prevent the International Spread of Invasive Plant and Animal Species page 7 State of Sustainable Packaging page 7 CPLP Technologist Training and Certification page 14 Paige Watson Student, Clemson University Join us in San Diego, California! SAVE THE DATE March 20-23, 2018, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

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