This is a report of research conducted to examine the participation of minorities in the regulated motor carrier industry. Levels of participation in the trucking industry have been directly linked to the regulatory policies of the industry as well as managerial expertise. The benefits of relatively low capital investment have been negated in the past because of entry policies. Time-consuming, costly, and uneven regulatory procedures have proven especially difficult for economically disadvantaged individuals and minority firms. Levels of participation, while improving, still provide a picture of underrepresentation of employment patterns and meaningful carrier success. This research examined the problems of minority participation from both an employment standpoint as well as from the view of minority-owned carrier operations. The Motor Carrier Act of 1980, combined with liberalization of the law concerning entry, has allowed for an improvement in the patterns of ownership in minority carriers. However, when compared to non-minority carriers with similar characteristics, and even other minority-owned businesses the rate of participation and success has not been proportional for minority-owned carriers.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of North Florida, Jacksonville

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    4567 St. John's Bluff Road, South
    Jacksonville, FL  United States  32224-2645

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    University Research Office, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Smith, J A
    • Horn, K H
  • Publication Date: 1984-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 355 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00451480
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/OST/P034/85-022 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-DTRS5680-C-00023
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM