REGULATION OF MOTOR FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION IN CANADA: A REAPPRAISAL OF POLICY

This paper updates an article published 5 years ago on measuring the additional for-hire trucking charges incurred on goods transported in Canada that would be attributed to economic reglation. Although certain constraints have been imposed by the nature of available data and some departures from prior computational procedures have been effected, the investigation has been designed to facilitate comparisons with the earlier study. There was tentative affirmation of the hypothesis that regulation of motor freight services results in higher charges. Combined intraprovincial and extraprovincial data show increased trucking charges of $16 million on 2.337 million ton-miles (3.4 Pg-km) for 1958-1963 with average annual increased charges of $15.3 million on 7,023 million ton-miles (10.3 Pk-km) for 1970-1972. At the same time, the increment in the pricing structure per ton-mile for which regulation could be held responsible declined from 0.68 to 0.22 cent, indicating a trend toward greater equality of rate levels between regulating and nonregulating jurisdictions. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 56-65
  • Monograph Title: Transportation and land use planning abroad
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  • Accession Number: 00139639
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM