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Title:Adjusting to a Changing Transportation Regulatory Environment - The Case of Trucking Exempt Commodities
Authors:Wesley Wilson, Gene Griffin, Kenneth Casavant, and Daniel Zink
Publication Date:Aug 1987
Report #:SP-83
TRID #:00550355
Keywords:grain, railroads, transportation, trucking
Type:Research Report – Staff Papers



During the late 1970's and early 1980's a variety of legislation was passed that affected the transportation industries. Legislated changes, coupled with rising costs and a depressed economy, represented a wide variety of new circumstances facing the grain distribution system, particularly the grain truckers' role in that system. A program was therefore initiated to educate truckers, shippers, and others about this changing economic and regulatory environment. In addition, the program addressed the long run implications of these dynamic forces and the truckers' changing role in the distribution system. The program consisted of management topics presented by economists and attorneys. Specific topics discussed included truck costs, pricing, competitive factors, policy changes, the impact of truck and rail deregulation, the importance of the industry to agriculture, and growth in the industry.

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