A PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF A 55 MILE PER HOUR SPEED LIMIT ON INTERCITY TRUCKING SERVICE

Compliance with the 55 mile per hour speed limit would substantially raise the costs of carriers hauling food stuffs, grain, and other commodities exempt from regulations. These carriers are not now complying with the speed limit and would require substantial modification to their vehicle engines to make it economical to do so. Present excess capacity in the industry provides economic incentive for such modifications.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research & Marketing, Incorporated

    Challis, ID  United States 

    Department of Transportation

    Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1975-9-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: 86 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094605
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., DOT-PS-50611
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-PS-50611
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM