Commercial Transport

Commercial Transport

Description
Description

Commercial transport encompasses vehicles and infrastructure facilitating the movement of goods and passengers for profit. This sector includes trains, buses, airplanes, ships, and trucks, operating on schedules and established routes. Revenue is generated through ticket sales, freight charges, or contractual services.

Unlike personal transport, which caters to individual needs using private vehicles, commercial transport serves the broader public or businesses. Another distinction is from governmental transport, often funded by taxpayer money for strategic or public welfare purposes. Efficient commercial transport thrives on balancing operational costs with income, often influenced by fuel prices, regulations, and market demand.

History
History

From horse-drawn carriages and sailing ships, transport underwent radical transformations. Steam engines revolutionized railways and sea travel in the 19th century, shrinking distances. The 20th century saw the rise of motor vehicles and commercial aviation, offering unprecedented speed and convenience. Containerization streamlined maritime logistics, while the jet age made global travel commonplace.

The late 20th and early 21st centuries introduced high-speed trains, redefining rail travel. Digital innovations now offer smart and interconnected transportation solutions. Throughout these phases, the drive has consistently been towards faster, more efficient, and accessible means of moving goods and people.

Future
Future

Commercial transport design is gravitating towards sustainability and efficiency. Electric and hybrid propulsion systems are gaining traction, promising greener travel on roads, skies, and seas. Autonomous vehicles, from self-driving cars to unmanned cargo ships, will redefine mobility and logistics. High-speed rail, like the Hyperloop, seeks to offer rapid intercity connections.

Urban air mobility, leveraging eVTOLs, could alleviate urban congestion. Connectivity and AI play pivotal roles, ensuring smarter, safer, and more integrated transportation. As environmental concerns escalate, circular economy concepts and renewable energy sources will further influence design, driving a holistic shift in how we move and connect.

Common Questions
Common Questions
What is the difference between logistics and commercial transport?

Logistics encompasses the comprehensive planning, coordination, and management of the movement and storage of goods, services, and information from origin to destination. Commercial transport, on the other hand, specifically refers to the actual vehicles and infrastructure used for moving goods or passengers for profit, like trucks, ships, or airplanes.

What mode of commercial transportation is the most expensive?

Air freight is typically the most expensive mode of commercial transportation, especially for long distances. It offers speed and efficiency but incurs high fuel, infrastructure, and operational costs. However, specialized shipments, such as transporting oversized or heavy equipment by road or sea, can also be notably costly due to unique requirements and logistical challenges.

Which form of commercial transportation is the most profitable?

Commercial aviation, particularly on long-haul routes with high occupancy, has traditionally been among the most profitable forms of commercial transportation. Meanwhile, container shipping, due to the sheer volume of global trade, also sees significant profitability. However, profitability can fluctuate based on fuel prices, regulations, and global economic conditions.

Transport

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38’7” | 11.76 m
117’5” | 35.8 m
123’3” | 37.57 m
82,100 lb | 37,200 kg
1984
Airbus A320
1176.000
3580.000
3757.000
37200.000
1984.00
217000
GUIDE
3D
Airbus A320
55’11” | 17.05 m
212’5” | 64.75 m
219’2” | 66.8 m
239,000 lb | 108,400 kg
2014
Airbus A350-900
1705.000
6475.000
6680.000
108400.000
2014.00
66000
GUIDE
3D
Airbus A350-900
79’ | 24.09 m
261’8” | 79.75 m
238’7” | 72.72 m
628,300 lb | 285,000 kg
2005
Airbus A380-800
2409.000
7975.000
7272.000
285000.000
2005.00
207000
GUIDE
3D
Airbus A380-800
29” | 73.7 cm (Estimated)
24” | 61 cm (Estimated)
30” | 76.2 cm (Estimated)
100 lb | 45 kg
2019
Amazon Scout
73.700
61.000
76.200
45.000
2019.00
9500
GUIDE
3D
Amazon Scout
41’2” | 12.55 m
112’7” | 34.32 m
129’6” | 39.47 m
90,700 lb | 41,140 kg
1994
Boeing 737-800
1255.000
3432.000
3947.000
41140.000
1994.00
141000
GUIDE
3D
Boeing 737-800
60’8” | 18.5 m
212’7” | 64.8 m
242’4” | 73.86 m
370,000 lb | 167,800 kg
2004
Boeing 777-300ER
1850.000
6480.000
7386.000
167800.000
2004.00
126000
GUIDE
3D
Boeing 777-300ER
55’6” | 16.92 m
197’3” | 60.12 m
186’1” | 56.72 m
264,500 lb | 120,000 kg
2011
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
1692.000
6012.000
5672.000
120000.000
2011.00
37000
GUIDE
3D
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
8’11” | 2.72 m
36’ | 11 m
27’2” | 8.28 m
1,669 lb | 757 kg
1958
Cessna 172 Skyhawk
272.000
1100.000
828.000
757.000
1958.00
GUIDE
3D
Cessna 172 Skyhawk
12’6” | 3.81 m
8’4” | 2.55 m
39’4” | 12 m
2003
Coach Buses
381.000
255.000
1200.000
2003.00
GUIDE
3D
Coach Buses
43” | 108.9 cm
26” | 66.4 cm
38” | 96.2 cm
2019
DeliRo
108.900
66.400
96.200
2019.00
5
GUIDE
3D
DeliRo
14’3” | 4.34 m
40’4” | 12.29 m
42’1” | 12.82 m
7132 lb | 3235 kg
2007
Embraer Phenom 100
434.000
1229.000
1282.000
3235.000
2007.00
3600
GUIDE
3D
Embraer Phenom 100
11.9’ | 3.6 m
33.5’ | 10.2 m
33.5’ | 10.2 m
6,000 lbs | 2,720 kg
1996
Eurocopter EC135
360.000
1020.000
1020.000
2720.000
1996.00
GUIDE
3D
Eurocopter EC135
58” | 147.3 cm (Estimated)
28” | 71.1 cm (Estimated)
36” | 91.4 cm (Estimated)
200 lb | 91 kg
2019
FedEx Roxo
147.300
71.100
91.400
91.000
2019.00
10
GUIDE
3D
FedEx Roxo
22” | 55.9 cm (Estimated)
17” | 43.2 cm (Estimated)
22” | 55.9 cm (Estimated)
2017
KiwiBot
55.900
43.200
55.900
2017.00
4600
GUIDE
3D
KiwiBot
6.1' | 1.87 m
5.7' | 1.73 m
15.5' | 4.73 m
3,280 lb | 1,488 kg
2010
Nissan NV200 (2010)
187.000
173.000
473.000
1488.000
2010.00
GUIDE
3D
Nissan NV200 (2010)
73” | 186 cm
43” | 110 cm
108” | 274 cm
2535 lb | 1150 kg
2020
Nuro R2
186.000
110.000
274.000
1150.000
2020.00
10
GUIDE
3D
Nuro R2
38” | 96.5 cm (Estimated)
30” | 76.2 cm (Estimated)
54” | 137 cm (Estimated)
80 lb | 45 kg
2019
Refraction REV-1
96.500
76.200
137.000
45.000
2019.00
5
GUIDE
3D
Refraction REV-1
69.5” | 176.5 cm
55” | 140 cm
11’5” | 347 cm
2019
Robomart
176.500
140.000
347.000
2019.00
2900
GUIDE
3D
Robomart
21.8” | 55.4 cm;
49.1” | 124.8 cm (with flagpole)
22.4” | 56.9 cm
26.7” | 67.8 cm
50 lb | 23 kg
2014
Starship Robot
55.400
56.900
67.800
23.000
2014.00
1100
GUIDE
3D
Starship Robot
34” | 86.4 cm (Estimated)
28” | 71.1 cm (Estimated)
58” | 147.3 cm (Estimated)
60 lb | 27 kg
2018
TeleRetail Delivery Robot
86.400
71.100
147.300
27.000
2018.00
5
GUIDE
3D
TeleRetail Delivery Robot
13’ (156”) | 396 cm (Estimated)
8’6” (102”) | 259 cm (Estimated)
20’9” (249”) | 632 cm (Estimated)
25000 lb | 11340 kg (Estimated)
2021
Tesla Semi
396.000
259.000
632.000
11340.000
2021.00
35000
GUIDE
3D
Tesla Semi
44.5” | 113 cm
44.5” | 113 cm
10.3’ | 3.14 m
584 lb | 265 kg
2019
Yamaha WaveRunner EX Sport (2019)
113.000
113.000
314.000
265.000
2019.00
800
GUIDE
3D
Yamaha WaveRunner EX Sport (2019)
FedEx Roxo
Comparison drawing of the FedEx Roxo compared to an average person

The FedEx Roxo is a same day autonomous delivery bot developed by FedEx. The FedEx Roxo debuted on August 26 of 2019 in FedEx’s headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee in the United States. It has since expanded to other cities like Manchester in New Hampshire, and Plano and Frisco in Texas.

The FedEx Roxo has a maximum speed of 10 miles (16 km) per hour and is battery-powered. It is able to steer around pedestrians and traffic through the use of sensors and cameras. The FedEx Roxo also has multiple pairs of wheels that allow it to climb up steps and curbs.

The FedEx Roxo has an estimated total length of 36” (91.4 cm), estimated overall width of 28” (71.1 cm), and estimated height of 58” (147.3 cm). FedEx Roxos weigh 200 lb (91 kg) and can carry a payload of 100 lb (45 kg). The maximum movement speed of the FedEx Roxo is 10 mph (16 km/h).

Set of measured drawings of the FedEx Roxo
The FedEx Roxo is a same day autonomous delivery bot developed by FedEx. The FedEx Roxo debuted on August 26 of 2019 in FedEx’s headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee in the United States. It has since expanded to other cities like Manchester in New Hampshire, and Plano and Frisco in Texas.

The FedEx Roxo has an estimated total length of 36” (91.4 cm), estimated overall width of 28” (71.1 cm), and estimated height of 58” (147.3 cm). FedEx Roxos weigh 200 lb (91 kg) and can carry a payload of 100 lb (45 kg). The maximum movement speed of the FedEx Roxo is 10 mph (16 km/h).

Set of measured drawings of the FedEx Roxo
FedEx Roxo
Height:
58” | 147.3 cm (Estimated)
Width:
28” | 71.1 cm (Estimated)
Length:
36” | 91.4 cm (Estimated)
Depth:
Weight:
200 lb | 91 kg
Area:

Max Payload: 100 lb | 45 kg

Max Speed: 10 mph | 16 km/h

Designer
FedEx
Year
2019

Drawings include:

FedEx Roxo side elevation, front, back, top, side (open)

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Amazon Scout
Comparison illustration of the size of a Amazon Scout to a typical person

Amazon Scout is an autonomous delivery robot that delivers packages to customers from the e-commerce company, Amazon. Amazon Scout debuted to the public on January 23rd, 2019. It currently delivers packages in the United States, specifically in Snohomish County in Washington, Irvine in California, Atlanta in Georgia, and Franklin in Tennessee.

The Amazon Scout has 6 wheels and is able to effectively move on sidewalks at a walking speed. It uses a camera as well as sensors to plan an effective route, navigation, and improve service. The customer’s package is stored within the robot and is then driven to the customer’s delivery address.

The Amazon Scout has an estimated total length of 30” (76.2 cm), estimated width of 24” (61 cm), and estimated height of 29” (73.7 cm). Amazon Scouts weigh 100 lb (45 kg) and can carry a payload of 50 lb (23 kg). The maximum movement speed of the Amazon Scout is 15 mph (24 km/h).

Series of dimensioned illustrations of the Amazon Scout
Amazon Scout is an autonomous delivery robot that delivers packages to customers from the e-commerce company, Amazon. Amazon Scout debuted to the public on January 23rd, 2019. It currently delivers packages in the United States, specifically in Snohomish County, Irvine, Atlanta, and Franklin.

The Amazon Scout has an estimated total length of 30” (76.2 cm), estimated width of 24” (61 cm), and estimated height of 29” (73.7 cm). Amazon Scouts weigh 100 lb (45 kg) and can carry a payload of 50 lb (23 kg). The maximum movement speed of the Amazon Scout is 15 mph (24 km/h).

Series of dimensioned illustrations of the Amazon Scout
Amazon Scout
Height:
29” | 73.7 cm (Estimated)
Width:
24” | 61 cm (Estimated)
Length:
30” | 76.2 cm (Estimated)
Depth:
Weight:
100 lb | 45 kg
Area:

Max Payload: 50 lb | 23 kg

Max Speed: 15 mph | 24 km/h

Designer
Amazon
Year
2019

Drawings include:
Amazon Scout side elevation, front, back, top, side (open)

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Airbus A380-800
Comparison drawing of Airbus A380-800 compared to similar airliners

The Airbus A380-800, often dubbed the "Superjumbo", is a marvel in aviation, distinguished by its two full-length passenger decks. Its iconic humpbacked shape, large curved wings, and four massive engines make it unmistakable at airports. Inside, its spaciousness allows for amenities like lounges, bars, or even showers.

The A380's quiet cabin, enhanced by advanced soundproofing, offers an oasis of calm. Bigger windows, ambient mood lighting, and cleaner air circulation heighten the travel experience. In essence, the A380-800 merges impressive size with a commitment to passenger luxury and comfort, redefining expectations for long-haul journeys.

The Airbus A380-800 has an overall length of 238’7” (72.72 m), wingspan of 261’8” (79.75 m), and height of 79’ (24.09 m). Airbus A380-800s have an empty weight of 628,300 lb (285,000 kg) and can accommodate between 525-853 passengers.

Scaled set of drawings of Airbus A380-800 in front, side and top views
The Airbus A380-800, often dubbed the "Superjumbo", is a marvel in aviation, distinguished by its two full-length passenger decks. Its iconic humpbacked shape, large curved wings, and four massive engines make it unmistakable at airports. Inside, its spaciousness allows for amenities like lounges.

The Airbus A380-800 has an overall length of 238’7” (72.72 m), wingspan of 261’8” (79.75 m), and height of 79’ (24.09 m). Airbus A380-800s have an empty weight of 628,300 lb (285,000 kg) and can accommodate between 525-853 passengers.

Scaled set of drawings of Airbus A380-800 in front, side and top views
Airbus A380-800
Height:
79’ | 24.09 m
Width:
261’8” | 79.75 m
Length:
238’7” | 72.72 m
Depth:
Weight:
628,300 lb | 285,000 kg
Area:
Model
Manufacturer
Airbus
Year
2005

Drawings include:
Airbus A380-800 plan, side, front, back

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Yamaha WaveRunner EX Sport (2019)
Side elevation of two people riding on the Yamaha WaveRunner EX Sport

The Yamaha WaveRunner EX Sport (2019) is a water sport boat built for fun and outgoing individuals for leisure and watersport activities. It spots a reboarding step one can use to re-board after a swim, EX bow, waterproof storage compartment, and compact engines that pack and deliver plenty of power. Their hulls are made of marine-grade fiberglass to provide durability and inspire confidence.

The Yamaha WaveRunner EX Sport (2019) has an overall length of 10.3’ (3.14 m), a width of 44.5” (113 cm), and height of 44.5” (113 cm).

Pair of dimensioned drawings of the Yamaha WaveRunner EX Sport measuring length, width, and height
The Yamaha WaveRunner EX Sport (2019) is a water sport boat built for fun and outgoing individuals for leisure and watersport activities. It spots a reboarding step one can use to re-board after a swim, EX bow, waterproof storage compartment, and compact engines that deliver plenty of power.

The Yamaha WaveRunner EX Sport (2019) has an overall length of 10.3’ (3.14 m), a width of 44.5” (113 cm), and height of 44.5” (113 cm).

Pair of dimensioned drawings of the Yamaha WaveRunner EX Sport measuring length, width, and height
Yamaha WaveRunner EX Sport (2019)
Height:
44.5” | 113 cm
Width:
44.5” | 113 cm
Length:
10.3’ | 3.14 m
Depth:
Weight:
584 lb | 265 kg
Area:
Model
WaveRunner EX Sport
Brand
Yamaha
Year
2019

Drawings include:
Yamaha WaveRunner EX Sport side elevation, side (riders), plan

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Embraer Phenom 100
Size comparison illustration of the Embraer Phenom 100 compared to the size of person

The Embraer Phenom 100 (2007) is a light jet built and sold by Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer from 2007 till today. The aircraft is meant for lightweight air travel and carries between four to seven passengers and a crew, and may have an optional side-facing seat. The aircraft is mainly used by companies, charter operators, private individuals, fractionals, and few military operations.

The Embraer Phenom 100 (2007) has an overall length of 42’1” (12.82 m), wingspan of 40’4” (12.29 m), and height of 14’3” (4.34 m).

Set of elevation and plan drawings of the Embraer Phenom 100 with dimensions for wingspan, length, and height
The Embraer Phenom 100 (2007) is a light jet built and sold by Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer from 2007 till today. The aircraft is meant for lightweight air travel and carries between four to seven passengers and a crew, and may have an optional side-facing seat.

The Embraer Phenom 100 (2007) has an overall length of 42’1” (12.82 m), wingspan of 40’4” (12.29 m), and height of 14’3” (4.34 m).

Set of elevation and plan drawings of the Embraer Phenom 100 with dimensions for wingspan, length, and height
Embraer Phenom 100
Height:
14’3” | 4.34 m
Width:
40’4” | 12.29 m
Length:
42’1” | 12.82 m
Depth:
Weight:
7132 lb | 3235 kg
Area:

Capacity: 1 Crew, 5 Passengers

Capacity
Phenom 100
Brand
Embraer
Year
2007

Drawings include:
Embraer Phenom 100 side elevation, side (travel person), front, plan, flying (front, side)

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