A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY OF DEMAND FOR FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION IN CANADA: AN APPLICATION OF THE TRANSLOG COST FUNCTION
A rail-truck freight transport demand model is derived, consistent with the economic theory of mode choice in the price-speed-reliability space. The model is estimated from the cross-sectional data of Canadian inter-regional freight flows, separately for each of eight selected commodity groups. Parameter estimates are used to measure price and quality elasticities of demand and elasticity of rail-truck substitution. An attempt is also made to identify the range of distance over which effective inter-modal competition exists.
Canadian Institute of Guided Ground TransportQueen's University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6, Canada
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- Publication Date: 1978-10
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 32 p.
- TRT Terms: Econometric models; Forecasting; Freight service; Freight traffic; Intermodal services; Mathematical models; Modal split; Motor carriers; Quality of service; Rates; Traffic forecasting
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Motor Carriers; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00188642
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport
- Report/Paper Numbers: CIGGT Rpt 78-14 Res Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM