This study was designed to measure costs of long-distance shipment of meat by motor carrier, comparing them against published rates for truck, rail and piggyback. Meat trucking costs were also compared with the costs of shipping meat-equivalent amounts of livestock. The authors observe that meat shippers are largely dependent on truck transportation, owing to its service advantages. There is the potential competition from rail and piggyback operations. A reduction in regulation of common carrier truckers might remove some of the advantage of the private carriers. It was concluded that competition in the absence of regulation would not be disorderly.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper is from Transportation in Focus, Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Forum, San Francisco, California, 10-12 October 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cross (Richard B) Company

    Oxford, Indiana,   United States  47971
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, D G
    • Budt, W W
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00072722
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Forum
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM