RATE BUREAUS AND ANTITRUST CONFLICTS IN TRANSPORTATION. PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES

Pricing in the railroad and regulated segment of the motor carrier industry is enormously complex because of the legal- economic institutional mechanisms employed. Rate bureaus play a critical role in transportation pricing, and critics of conference rate making contend these groups are anticompetitive cartels. This book examines the effects of rate bureaus on the general public and the transportation industries. It was found that for a limited, but specific, period of time they do perform a positive function. In the area of independent action, where they are most frequently criticized, bureaus can be extremely responsive to changing consumer needs. This initial examination of rate conference activity and performance should be followed, the authors claim, with extended dynamic analysis to produce conclusions about public policy in transportation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Praeger Publishers, Incorporated

    111 Fourth Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10003
  • Authors:
    • Davis, G M
    • SHERWOOD, C S
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: 116 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130989
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM