COMPETITION IN CANADIAN FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION: A GENERAL SURVEY

Three common features in market structures of various Canadian transport modes are identified; Relatively few sellers, pricing cooperation between firms within modes, and extensive government regulation. Trucks, pipelines and airlines are seen to have found their roles beside rail and water carriers. No major cost-reducing technological advancements are foreseen for any mode. On the institutional side, rail rates have been deregulated and crown corporations refinanced. It is concluded that competition is not a panacea for every transportation industry problem. Relevance of competition depends upon its workability in particular situations which vary both within and between modes.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

    547 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  USA  60606
  • Authors:
    • Leclerc, W
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00314911
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM