OBSERVATIONS ON PROPOSALS TO RELAX MOTOR CARRIER REGULATORY ENTRY CONTROLS

The paper provides a carrier management perspective on continuing efforts by the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) to administratively reform motor carrier entry regulations. The normative framework as proposed by the ICC in which relaxation of entry controls would theoretically (a) result in significantly higher transport prices for small businesses and rural communities, (b) endanger the financial health of the motor common carrier industry, (c) militate against high-priority sociopolitical programs, and (d) nevertheless lead to less, not more, competition in most origin-destination city pair freight transport markets is described. Informed research of scientific quality to test the propositions put forth is requested. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 54-58
  • Monograph Title: Surface transport regulation and railroad planning
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196879
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028329
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM