MOTOR TRANSPORT STATISTICS AND THEIR USE IN HIGHWAY POLICY

FUNDAMENTAL TO THE RATIONAL SOLUTION OF THE GENERAL PROBLEMS OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE MORE SPECIFIC PROBLEM OF HIGHWAY FINANCE AND TAXATION IS THE AVAILABILITY OF COMPREHENSIVE, PERTINENT AND RELIABLE STATISTICS ON THE OPERATION OF THE ENTIRE MOTOR TRANSPORT INDUSTRY. DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF INDEPENDENT OPERATIONS AND THEIR DIVERSITY, IT IS DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DATA ON THE INDUSTRY IN ANY COUNTRY OR AREA OF THE WORLD. TO FILL A GAP IN CANADIAN TRANSPORTATION STATISTICS, THE DOMINION BUREAU OF STATISTICS UNDERTOOK IN 1954 TO DETERMINE THE USE AND CERTAIN IMPORTANT OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VARIOUS CLASSES OF TRUCKS BY SAMPLING THE ENTIRE TRUCK TRANSPORT POPULATION OF THE COUNTRY, ANNUALLY. FOR THE YEAR 1957 DATA WERE COMPLETE FOR THE FIRST TIME FOR ALL PROVINCES OF CANADA. THIS STATISTICAL SERIES WILL, IN FUTURE, BE PUBLISHED ANNUALLY. THIS PAPER DISCUSSES THE USES OF THESE DATA, THE METHODS OF OBTAINING THEM, AND SOME OF THE MORE IMPORTANT FINDINGS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 38, pp 63-73, 1 FIG, 5 TAB, 2 REF, APP
  • Authors:
    • Richardson, G A
    • Campbell, G D
  • Publication Date: 1959

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 5-9, 1959
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200479
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 19 1971 12:00AM