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Title:Characteristics and Costs of Operating North Dakota's Farm Trucks
Authors:Gene Griffin, Wesley Wilson, and Kenneth Casavant
Publication Date:Dec 1984
Report #:DP-51
TRID #:01787550
Keywords:costs, farm vehicles, grain, haul distance, trucks
Type:Research Report – Department Publications



The general purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance and use of farm trucks in the North Dakota grain industry. Specific objectives were to: 1) identify the characteristics of farm trucks moving North Dakota grain; 2) identify the costs of operation of farm trucks on different-sized farms and of different-sized vehicles; 3) evaluate potential changes in the future in operating costs and usage characteristics of farm trucks, and 4) evaluate impacts on costs of alternative managerial options regarding farm truck use on a typical farm.

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