i need answers to homework questions in my transportation amp distribution systems class

I need the answers to the following questions in an essay format. My professor wants us to treat it like a mini term paper.

Chapter 13 Questions

6. “Don’t ship air” and “don’t ship water” are the bases of some important supply chain strategies. What do these statements really mean? What are the related strategies? How do these strategies help?

7. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has implemented the Smart Way Transport Partnership. Discuss the nature and role of the program. Do you think it will be effective? Why or why not?

9. What is collaboration? How can transportation companies and shippers use collaboration to reduce fuel consumption and cost?

10. What is your view of the use of technology to enhance sustainability in transportation systems in the future?

11. Are you optimistic or pessimistic about transportation services for shippers in the 21st century? Why?