IMPACTS OF PROPOSALS FOR REFORM OF ECONOMIC REGULATION ON SMALL MOTOR CARRIERS AND SMALL SHIPPERS

The study reviews existing evidence on the effects of changes in economic regulation on small carriers and small shippers. Small carriers, particularly owner operators have experienced stabilized levels of compensations from regulated lessor carriers so that a change in regulation would not affect their compensation rates. Small shippers are shown to be affected by rate and service concepts used conventionally in pick up and delivery service. Examination of pick up and delivery cost formulas and data suggests that under relaxed regulation there would be economic incentives for shippers to consolidate their shipments rather than for carriers to consolidate their pick up and delivery service.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Charles River Associates, Incorporated

    200 Clarendon Street, John Hancock Tower
    Boston, MA  United States  02116

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 93 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197722
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-60527
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM