RESPONSE OF FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION TO FUEL SUPPLY SHORTAGES

This paper describes near-term and long-range responses by freight carriers, shippers, and manufacturers to fuel price increases and availability questions since the 1973-1974 oil embargo. Near-term refers to those events that are nonrecurring, whereas long-term refers to the anticipated responses of freight movers in the next 10 years. A telephone survey that was used to collect responses from carriers suggests that near-term responses were primarily cost-cutting operational strategies and long-term planning emphasized vehicle changes to such an extent that modal attributes are effectively changed over time.

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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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    • Knorr, Rita E
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  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 91-96
  • Monograph Title: CONSIDERATIONS IN TRANSPORTATION ENERGY CONTINGENCY PLANNING
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  • Accession Number: 00330102
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM