MODELS FOR FREIGHT TARIFF ESTIMATION

Models of freight tariffs may be useful both for analysis of tariff structures and for the generation of tariff rate estimates for use in research. Such models may be developed on an origin-destination and commodity abstract basis by using the attributes of the shipment and the commodity as independent variables. Examples of such models are calibrated using data from waybill samples and a commodity attribute file. The results demonstrate the feasibility of producing useful freight-tariff estimation models. (ERA citation 03:048055)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Center for Transportation Studies, Room 1121
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • SAMUELSON, R D
    • Lerman, S R
    • Roberts, P O
    • KNEAFSEY, J T
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186406
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EM-75-C-01-8400
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM