The Impact of Regulatory Reform on the US Motor Carrier Industry. A Preliminary Examination

The Impact of Regulatory Reform on the US Motor Carrier Industry. A Preliminary Examination

Deregulation has led to an influx of smaller carriers and also of brokers. Owner-operators whose trucks were previously hired by large carriers now operate independently and receive market information from the brokers. Average costs have fallen. Data from a regulated industry cannot be relied on for prediction of what will happen after deregulation.

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