AAR LOOKS AT TRUCK-RAIL COMPETITION

The Association of American Railroads Staff Studies Group asserts that, contrary to the current view of truck-rail competition having stabilized with motor carrier costs somewhat higher than rail costs for long-distance carloads, evidence shows that differences in these costs have narrowed. Truck costs, not regulation, are regarded as the real arbiter of rail rates. A truck costs model was developed to derive total annual costs of truck movements for various commodities. The increasing efficiency of owner-operations, long neglected by railroads as a competitive factor, threatens to capture "rail-owned" traffic, according to study findings.

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    Murphy-Richter Publishing Company

    20 North Wacker Driver
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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  • Accession Number: 00138326
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 11 1976 12:00AM