Logistics and value-added services are becoming increasingly important in the trucking industry. Some trucking companies are beginning to offer a variety of services beyond their traditional transportation business. The objectives of this research are to determine how regional trucking firms are incorporating logistical services into their business, show some of the current trends regarding logistics in the trucking business, and allow firms to evaluate themselves against the rest of the industry. The specific objectives are: 1. Describe how the trucking industry has evolved since deregulation, and how the industry is responding to the demand for logistical services. 2. Survey a random sample of firms from Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Iowa, and Nebraska to gather information on the industry. 3. Evaluate how firms in the trucking industry are responding to current trends.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 49 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00744572
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC Report No 97-79
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 21 1998 12:00AM