If experience with deregulation of fresh fruit and vegetable traffic is an indicator, relaxation of regulation of rates on other freight should benefit the railroad industry. While there has been an upturn in perishables handled in refrigerator cars, the long-term prospect is for growth of piggybacking. Although railroads now have freedom in spot-market pricing, the greatest potential seems to be in providing stable rates under annual contracts. Railroads have also been successful in fostering backhauls for equipment and simultaneously improving its turnaround time.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    Watson Publications, 5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Authors:
    • Roberts, R
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

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  • Pagination: p. 52-55
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  • Accession Number: 00315123
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM