This study offers a fourth year's round of data to succeed three earlier measures of the mode choice and freight service evaluation by shippers and receivers in selected rural communities. One is left with the same conclusions that last year's study drew. Service quality and quantity has not diminished with deregulation for the vast majority of shippers and receivers in rural areas. In fact, the numbers of competing carriers has increased in many markets since the inception of the Motor Carrier Act. For most shippers, very little has changed since the first study in 1978-1979: a heavy dependence upon United Parcel Service for small pacage shipments, considerable use of private carriage, and generally acceptable levels of freight service available from an array of certificated common carriers. Most of the respondents conclude that, on balance, regulatory reform has not resulted in adverse shipping conditions. Indeed, a growing number of rural firms are willing to attribute some of their recent transportation improvements to regulatory reform.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Syracuse University

    Syracuse University Administration Building
    Syracuse, NY  United States  13210

    Department of Transportation

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • KIDDER, A E
  • Publication Date: 1984-8

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00451529
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/OST/P-34/85-019 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DTRS5681-C-00028
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM