Topic: 2.1 truck

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Re-evaluating Returns to Scale in transport

The paper argues that output characteristics are positively correlated with, and influenced by, firm size. When firm size increases, output characteristics also change in a direction that reduces unit costs. Drawing on evidence from the US trucking industry, an appropriate specification indicates that economies of scale may well exist.

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Network Economies of Scale in Short Haul truckload Operations

This paper quantifies the significant economies of scale present in a short haul truckload drayage market through the application of a minimum cost scheduling algorithm to actual shipments. This technique offers an alternative to econometric methods which have led to conflicting conclusions with regard to economies of scale in trucking.

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