The missing dynamism in transportation pricing is fully expectable with price stability or even rigidity virtually an explicit policy goal of both private management and of regulatory authorities. Avoiding waves which threaten to shake up the pricing process is sometimes rationalized as necessary to protect shippers' interests. We should recognize but not be intimidated by the cost of change. Urgently needed are pricing policy criteria based on principles which are relevant for present market conditions and thus more responsive than traditional rates to current market requirements. Essentially resisting the postwar forces of dynamic changes characteristic of the economy as a whole, transport pricing has manifested rather the dreary repetition of a set of knee-jerk reactions marked by alternative phases of general increases and selective reductions.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

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  • Authors:
    • Roberts, M J
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00054733
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Journal
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 1974 12:00AM