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.
Economics, Statistics, and Cooperatives ServiceNational Economics Division
Washington, DC United States 20250
- BOLES, P P
- Publication Date: 1979-12
- Pagination: 24 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Competition; Costs; Expenses; Freight transportation; Fruits; Fuels; Highway transportation; Motor carriers; Operating costs; Perishables; Refrigerated cargo; Refrigerator trucks; Trip length; Trucks; Vegetables
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis; Mileage
- Old TRIS Terms: Capitalized costs; Cargo transportation; Interest
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Finance; Freight Transportation; Highways; Motor Carriers; Railroads; Society; I10: Economics and Administration;
- 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