RATIONALITY OF THE CURRENT STRUCTURE OF RAILROAD RATES

While railroad rates vary with commodity, distance, size of load and type of car, this article investigates how rates on specific commodities vary with distance. Raw data came from the ICC one percent waybill sample for 1965. The movement accounting for the largest number of carloads was selected for detailed investigation. Methods of least squares analysis and regression were used to produce rate and distance relationships that were then examined with regard to terminal charges and total shipment charges. The implications for railroad rate- making policy and for railroad profits are then discussed.

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  USA  20005
  • Authors:
    • Miller, E M
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 499-514
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 29
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127862
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM