A FINANCIAL OVERVIEW OF THE U. S. TRUCKING INDUSTRY

This is an overview of a representative group of pure Class I trucking companies operating in the U.S. trucking industry. This was accomplished by stratifying an initial group of 889 Class I common carriers. The sampling procedure is described and selected financial statistics for the 120 pure trucking companies in the sample are analyzed to show their size and profitability. Given certain criteria, less than one in seven companies could be classified as a pure trucking company. As a consequence, current regulatory and economic decisions concerning the trucking industry may be based upon misleading information. The common carrier trucking industry does not isolate transportation subsidiaries. This paper presents a method of industry data stratification and analysis which offers a reliable guide for regulatory/economic decision-making based on financial performance of firms which can accurately be characterized as "interstate motor common carriers of property."

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Faculty of Commerce
    Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • LEDFORD, M H
    • O'NEIL, B F
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00324320
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM