COMPETITIVE FORCES AFFECTING CANADIAN RAIL RATES THROUGH SHIPPER-CARRIER NEGOTIATIONS

This paper describes effects of competitive forces affecting rail service in Canada since the National Transportation Act of 1967, based primarily on interviews with shippers and carriers involving 72 rate negotiations. Some light is shed on the actual workings of the market process rather than on theoretical analysis of rates and traffic flows. Main features of railway rate regulation and rate making in Canada are described, along with the bases on which shippers negotiate rates and suggestions for possible changes in Canadian rate making procedures and regulatory legislation.

  • 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:
    • Heaver, T D
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00142942
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM