MOTOR COMMON CARRIER FREIGHT RATE STUDY FOR NINE WESTERN STATES
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.
Federation of Rocky Mountain States, IncorporatedDenver, CO USA
Department of TransportationOffice of Policy Review, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC USA 20590
- McElhiney, P T
- Publication Date: 1975-5
- Pagination: 258 p.
- TRT Terms: Common carriers; Demand; Economic conditions; Economic impacts; Freight service; Freight traffic; Freight transportation; Interstate commerce; Motor carriers; Motor vehicles; Rates; Tariffs; Traffic managers; Trucking
- Identifier Terms: U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission
- Uncontrolled Terms: Freight rates; Shippers
- Geographic Terms: Rocky Mountain States; Rocky Mountains
- Old TRIS Terms: Cargo movements; Cargo transportation
- Subject Areas: Economics; Freight Transportation; Motor Carriers; Railroads;
- 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