Cost Differentials Among Household Goods Carriers: Network Effects, Operating Characteristics, and Shipment Composition

Cost Differentials Among Household Goods Carriers: Network Effects, Operating Characteristics, and Shipment Composition

This paper examines the structure and costs of the household goods motor carrier industry which is characterised by both large van line systems and smaller independents. The results suggest that firms of varying sizes can operate efficiently and offer a wider range of services.

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