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Title:Costs and Characteristics of Operating Interstate Motor Carriers of Grain in North Dakota
Authors:Gene Griffin, Wesley Wilson, and Kenneth Casavant
Publication Date:Sep 1982
Report #:DP-46
TRID #:00379622
Keywords:economics, freight traffic, freight transportation, grain, interstate commerce, motor carriers, operating costs, rates, trucking
Type:Research Report – Department Publications


The general purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance and operating characteristics of the motor carrier industry moving North Dakota grain. Specific objectives were to: (1) identify the structure and operating characteristics of the exempt motor carrier industry; (2) identify costs of operation for exempt motor carriers; (3) evaluate impacts on costs of operation of alternative managerial options; and (4) evaluate viability of the industry over time.

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