THE RAILROAD AND MOTOR CARRIER FREIGHT RATE COMPLEX OF THE UNITED STATES AND ITS DEVELOPMENT

The report explains the present need to modernize the freight rate structure, stressing that the present complex is a mixture of elements dating from the days of railroad monopoly and continuous individual adjustments which have created a chaotic condition. The report traces the history of the territorial basis of the present rate structure. It traces the evolution of railroad scale rates and defines the mathematical logic of these developments. The impact of historic railroad rate structure on present motor carrier rates is traced through mathematical analysis with a limited sample of rates. The issue of computerization is discussed and the study concludes with a detailed appraisal of the impact of railroad Ex Parte rate increases on tariff complexity. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by the Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Whitten (Herbert O) and Associates

    Annandale, VA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • WHITTEN, H O
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 427 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046277
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1973 12:00AM