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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...

 

The transportation and handling costs were developed for the Governor's Trade Mission to China at the request of Kent Jones, Commissioner of Agriculture. The transportation rates were obtained from several sources including the traffic department of the Public Service Commission, traffic managers of...

 

The general purpose of this paper is to examine certain effects of high interest rates on the marketing of grain. Specifically, the paper addresses alternative carrying costs to country elevators assuming various scenarios and contains a description of the economic incentives for utilizing cash grain...

 

Discusses the advantages/disadvantages of leasing rail equipment in North Dakota.

 

This report represents a continuation of analyses concerned with the patterns and methods of distributing grain from North Dakota. The collection and compilation of this type of data began in 1956-57. The objective of this report, like prior reports, is to provide the necessary data base for identifying...

 

Examines changes which have occurred in North Dakota airline fares and services since deregulation. The findings and summary conclusions of the analysis are presented.

 

Rail costs have been estimated under two separate assumptions. The first involves the development of revenue-cost ratios for the through movement of grain and grain products from country origin to final destination; the second, the development of revenue-cost ratios for the outbound portion of the movement...

 

This verified statement will address the subject of off-branch costs. The principal concern is with the calculation and application of the cost update ratio and the development of car ownership and locomotive depreciation expenses.

 

Deals with issues regarding the importance of transportation in the Upper Midwest.

 

This study was undertaken as a pilot study of motor carrier services provided to eight communities located in North Dakota with populations of 5,000 people or less. The intentions of the study are to provide insight into the level and adequacy of motor carrier service, traffic characteristics of the...

 
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