LOADING AND UNLOADING PRACTICES RELATED TO LUMPING: STATUS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR MOTOR CARRIERS, SHIPPERS, AND OTHER PARTIES. FINAL REPORT

The purpose of this research is to provide a contemporary view of lumping and lumping practices. Since deregulation the economic factors associated with lumping have become more important to motor carriers which are forced by increasingly competitive conditions to provide more services to customers, including loading and unloading, without increased rates. This research attempts to move from anecdotal evidence to a more comprehensive and systematic examination of lumping. Three major questions were addressed: 1) What is the nature and extent of lumping as currently practiced in the United States; 2) What are the benefits and problems associated with lumping for motor carriers, shippers, receivers, and drivers; and 3) What are the most important managerial and public policy implications of current practices.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Department of Transportation, Washington, DC, University Transportation Centers Program, and American Trucking Associations, Alexandria, VA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Midwest Transportation Center

    Iowa State University, 194 Town Engineering Building
    Ames, IA  United States  50011
  • Authors:
    • Allen, B J
    • Poist, R F
  • Publication Date: 1994-8

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 226 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00719112
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 11 1996 12:00AM