THE IMPACT OF THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION'S COST SECTION'S STUDIES ON RAILROAD FREIGHT RATES IN THE UNITED STATES

In its 35 years of existence the Cost Finding Section of the ICC has worked to fulfill its mandate of developing costs for all modes of transportation on a sound, logical basis. This article discusses three studies prepared to develop line-haul rail costs and cost/rate comparisons. It is concluded that Rail Form A, the Carload Cost Scales and the so-called burden studies have had a significant impact on the railroad's line haul rates. Suggestions are made for further investigation of the data input for such studies.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Association Interstate Commerce Comm Practitioner

    1112 ICC Building
    Washington, DC  United States  20423
  • Authors:
    • Parr, G J
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

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  • Accession Number: 00127345
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1975 12:00AM