ENERGY INTENSIVENESS OF INTERCITY MOTOR COMMON CARRIAGE OF GENERAL FREIGHT: ITS MEASUREMENT AND THE EFFECT OF FEDERAL REGULATION

Questions regarding validity of simple BTU per ton-mile measures of energy intensiveness of several modes of transportation have been raised. As applied to intercity truck and rail freight, the measure ignores variables such as the transportation markets served, differences in density and packaging of cargo carried, and differences in characteristics of the actual transportation performed by each mode. The energy instensiveness of the entire production and physical distribution process is not addressed. The effect of federal regulation on the energy intensiveness or economic efficiency of the motor carrier industry has not been shown conclusively, although a study initiated by ICC in 1976 should be the source of important data.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Forum, Beyond the Bicentennial: The Transportation Challenge, held in Boston, Massachusetts, October 28-30, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cross (Richard B) Company

    Oxford, Indiana,   USA  47971
  • Authors:
    • Eastman, S E
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142937
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM