The Effect on Rate Levels and Structures of Removing Entry and Rate Controls on Motor Carriers

The Effect on Rate Levels and Structures of Removing Entry and Rate Controls on Motor Carriers

Deregulation of the motor carrier industry has led to reduced charges and has not injured those shippers/receivers who were thought to need protection.

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