The purpose of the study is to develop and analyze data about the availability of interstate motor freight carrier services and the structure of their freight rates in nine western states. Motor freight and other carrier service is reported at 1032 points in the states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. Questionnaires circulated in Idaho, Wyoming, and Utah indicate a possible 55 percent unfavorable/45 percent favorable reaction to local motor carrier services. Surveys in North Dakota and Wyoming indicate motor carrier service at outlying points is not as extensive as what carriers are certificated for. Economic impact of rate inconsistencies is probably heaviest on small businessman in small town, but lack of backhaul causes carriers to publish attractive outbound commodity rates which is a plus factor for industrial location.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federation of Rocky Mountain States, Incorporated

    Denver, CO  United States 

    Department of Transportation

    Office of Policy Review, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • McElhiney, P T
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 258 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092143
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-40071
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM