The paper refers to the economic regulation of for-hire trucking firms which controls the price rates and access to the market. The article produces evidence to support a federal poling about to be introduced to replace separate provincial policies. The general principles of regulation and reasons for its implementation are discussed; it is argued that free competition and easy entry into trucking would produce chaotic conditions evidence is given to suggest that the introduction of regulation was often based on predudice rather than fact. The most serious defect of the present system occurs in interprovincial tracking when an operator must comply with the differing regulations of several states. The author examines in detail the possible economic effects of regulation, pointing out some serious defects in the system, and concludes that regulation could increase costs but does not substantially affect profits. Mathematical models are deduced, which support this theory. There is also evidence that large concerns revert to using their own private transport in provinces where regulation exists. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Faculty of Commerce
    Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • McLachlan, D C
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Accession Number: 00127763
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM