THE OPERATIONAL REALITY OF INDEPENDENT RATE MAKING: SOME EMPIRICAL FINDINGS

This article reviews the origins and basis for current discussion surrounding the independent actions in conference rate making. An attempt is made to determine the operational reality of independent behavior based on the frequency, success and importance of independent rate making. In the light of recent commission decisions, the readiness of bureaus to protest independent actions was examined. Before advocating departure from current procedures, the effects of alternatives must be evaluated prior to advocating eliminating existing institutional mechanisms. A reassessment of a bureau's right to protest independent actions may be in order, but in the light of other means of rate screening, the ICC might find any cure more painful than the current problem.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

    547 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • SHERWOOD, C S
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

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  • Accession Number: 00128998
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM