DEREGULATION, FINANCIAL DISTRESS, AND SAFETY IN THE GENERAL FREIGHT TRUCKING INDUSTRY. CHAPTER 15 OF TRANSPORTATION SAFETY IN AN AGE OF DEREGULATION

Observers have stated that the deregulation of the trucking industry has reduced highway safety. This chapter investigates the truth of this assertion in order to understand how to improve highway safety. Discussions are organized under the following topic headings: economic regulation and safety, profitability of trucking since deregulation, safety performance and safety-related practices, literature summary, carrier population, measurement of financial condition, a model of financial distress for trucking, measurement of implied safety conduct, aggregate trends in safety conduct and financial condition, financially distressed versus nonfinancially distressed performance, safety conduct with nonbankrupt firms, safety conduct of bankrupt firms, statistical results, and conclusions.

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  • Authors:
    • Chow, G
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00790566
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 019505797X
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 2000 12:00AM