IMPROVING MOTOR TRUCK SOCIAL{ ENVIRONMENTAL{ AND ECONOMIC UTILIZATION A LITERATURE REVIEW

This business literature review (covering the years 1973, 1974 and the first 6 months or 1975) presents statements of the major and subsidiary proposals (together with the arguments for a against), and identifies the organizations and individuals supporting each position. The major topics covered in the literature are economic regulation, equipment utilization, logistics, highways and roads, environment impact, financing, and driver safety. The arguments for and the major issues discussed in this area are the freedom of entry and exit, market-regulated pricing, and trucking as an instrument of social policy. The quantification of the effects of deregulation is discussed. The controversy about improving motor truck utilization has certered on the reduction of the "empty backhauls" of line[haul operations, and consolidating urban goods movements. Five areas of logistics in which improvements could lead to better transportation economics and energy conservation are termainal automation, containerization, freight forwarding, intermodal operations, and piggyback. In the area of highways and roads the major issues have been the financing of transportation systems? arguments relate to the highway trust fund and local options. Areas of concern in the field of environment have been the search for alternative powerplants, noise control, and size and weight legislation. Securities regulation and debt financing are discussed in relation to financing. Driver health and safety programs and vehicle safety standards are also covered.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Motor Vehicles Manufacturers Association

    320 New Center Building
    Detroit, MI  United States  48202
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, M
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 113 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131706
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM