This book examines both the causes and effects of government intervention in the operations of the freight transportation industry. While overviews of all major segments of the transportation industry are provided, the focus is on the trucking mode in particular. Trucking is the largest and most important component of freight transportation and arguably has the most varied regulatory history. For most of this century, trucking has been governed by a prototypically dual system that granted considerable autonomy to both state and federal levels of government. Hence, it is a good case from which to analyze the consequences of multilevel government policy and demonstrate how even seemingly minor state operating restrictions can have sizable effects on the performance of the industry and the economy at large. More important, the trucking industry's regulatory structure provides a fair test of whether contemporary theories of regulatory decision making are valid within a federal system. The book is divided into six sections, with the following titles: 1. Introduction; 2. The Development of Transportation Regulatory Federalism; 3. Interstate Trucking Deregulation; 4. State Economic Regulation of Trucking; 5. State Operating Restrictions on Trucking Firms; 6. Conclusions.

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    American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

    1150 17th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Teske, P
    • Best, S
    • Mintrom, M
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 254 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00722145
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0844738972
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 16 1996 12:00AM