MOTOR CARRIER FUEL EFFICIENCY AND EQUIPMENT UTILIZATION: EFFECTS OF DEREGULATION

One of the key arguments used in support of the Motor Carrier Act of 1980 was that deregulation of the trucking industry would result in conservation of energy resources (fuel) and more efficient use of equipment (trucks). The views of Congress regarding these benefits were made clear but not everyone was in agreement, and thus far it is not known what the effect of the Act has been on these areas. This paper examines changes in measures of energy efficiency and equipment utilization from 1970 through 1987 in an attempt to determine whether the Motor Carrier Act of 1980 has led to increased efficiencies.

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  • Accession Number: 00496571
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM