CURRENT COST OF OPERATING REFRIGERATED TRUCKS FOR HAULING FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES BY MULTI-TRUCK FIRMS

Current cost per mile for operating refrigerated trucks to haul fresh fruits and vegetables are developed. Costs were originally developed in 1976 using a synthetic cost analysis and were updated to 1979 using indexes of other sources. Cost per mile tended to decrease as trip lengths increased and total annual mileage increased. Cost increased 37 percent between 1976 and July 1979. Fuel prices increased 70 percent while all other items increased 29 percent.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Economics, Statistics, and Cooperatives Service

    National Economics Division
    Washington, DC  United States  20250
  • Authors:
    • BOLES, P P
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00318717
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Staff Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM