In the three study states -- Texas, Ohio, and South Dakota -- it is observed that a wide variety of state regulatory policies regarding entry into motor carrier markets and the establishment of motor carrier rates exist. A review of entry and transfer petitions in each of these states indicates that carries are willing to provide intrastate trucking service to small community services, it would appear that this willingness to service small communities is attributable to market forces -- a carrier's desire to maximize its profits -- and not to regulatory actions in South Dakota and Ohio. In Texas, the evidence is not consistent with the hypothesis that regulation has induced more small community service than would be offered in the absence of regulation. These findings have important implications for federal motor carrier regulatory policy. There is no evidence that these three sttate regulatory commissions and the ICC have induced increases in small community service. Yet in all three states carriers are willing to provide small community service because it is apparently profitable to do so. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bowling Green State University

    Graduate College, Research Services Office
    Bowling Green, OH  United States  43403

    Department of Transportation

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Pustay, M W
  • Publication Date: 1983-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 150 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00395925
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/OST/P-34/85-018
  • Contract Numbers: DTRS5680-C-00006
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1986 12:00AM