The term ‘transport’ includes all the clerical, mental and manual occupation involved in the operation of road, rail, canal, sea and air transport. Goods have no use unless they are made available at a place where and when they are wanted. Transport is an integral part of Commerce. It is a means to carry men and materials from one place (production) to another resulting in creation of place and time utilities. It removes the hindrance of place.
According to K.K. Sexena, ”the transport system acts with reference to the area it serves in the same way as a candle does in a dark room”.