ISSUES IN DEVELOPING CONTINGENCY PLANS FOR INTERCITY FREIGHT

This paper discusses two problems encountered by the trucking industry with DOE's contingency plans: (a) DOE's failure to recognize the critical position motor carriers have in the nation's economy, and (b) DOE's failure to recognize the variety of fuel-purchasing patterns. After pointing out some remedial actions that might be taken, we are reminded that at the present time the only way it appears for a carrier to get supplies is to demonstrate repeatedly what happens when trucks do not roll. Several examples are given.

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    • Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. This paper appeared in Transportation Research Special Report No. 191 Considerations in Transportation Energy Contingency Planning. Proceedings of the National Energy Users' Conference.
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    • McMorris, Donn D
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  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 81-84
  • Monograph Title: CONSIDERATIONS IN TRANSPORTATION ENERGY CONTINGENCY PLANNING
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  • Accession Number: 00330099
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM