IMPACT OF REGULATORY REFORM ON SHIPPER/RECEIVER FREIGHT SERVICE IN SELECTED RURAL COMMUNITIES, 1982: A SECOND FOLLOWUP STUDY

This study offers a third year's round of data to succeed two earlier measures of the mode choice and freight service evaluation by shippers and receivers in selected rural communities. The first study conducted prior to the passage of the Motor Carrier Act illustrated for 600 rural firms in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia that the majority of rural firms solve their own transportation problems through the use of UPS or private carriage, and were not dependent upon common carrier service. Those who were using the TL or LTL service of common carriers felt the service was good, but did not fear the consequences of deregulation. Last year's followup pointed out that for the majority of shippers and receivers in these areas, as well as several hundred shippers/receivers in Maine, New York, and Pennsylvania service was largely unchanged one year after passage of the Motor Carrier Act. More communities had seen improvements in service than saw declines. No community was left without any common carrier service. This second followup carries many of the same conclusions as the first, but explores in depth those characteristics of firms which do have service complaints. Complaint behavior is not systematically correlated with distance from interstates, or other measures of accessibility. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Syracuse University

    Franklin Program in Transportation & Distribution Management
    Syracuse, NY  United States  13244

    Department of Transportation

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • KIDDER, A E
  • Publication Date: 1983-3

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386730
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOTRSPADMA-50/84/10
  • Contract Numbers: DTRS5681-C-00028
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 30 1984 12:00AM