TARIFF COMPUTERIZATION, STANDARDIZATION AND SIMPLIFICATION: THE STATE OF THE ART AND ITS POLICY IMPLICATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The state of the art of tariff simplification/computerization/standardization is reviewed. Emphasis is placed on rail and motor tariffs for domestic freight. Sources of difficulty in the present tariffs and their application to freight bills are examined. Methods of coping with these difficulties are described, especially those using computerized rating systems. Recommendations are made for future DOT activities in this area. These include development of a formula rate tariff, feasibility studies of rate "utilities" and shipper-carrier networks, tariff standardization studies, and coordination of government tariff research.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Idaho State Traffic Safety Commission

    2419 West State Street
    Boise, ID  USA  83702
  • Authors:
    • THIBODEAU, R E
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 68 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090639
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-75-5 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1975 12:00AM