A survey of the milk haulers in the Northeast was conducted in June 1992 to assess the status of the industry. Detailed information on characteristics of the hauling businesses as well as the equipment operated was collected. Data submitted by milk haulers with New York addresses was isolated from the survey data set and analyzed on a regional basis. Some of the general topics addressed include the number, size, and location of hauling businesses, wages paid to hired drivers, and the cost of milk hauling equipment. A section is devoted to measures of hauling efficiency. Two sections review the costs involved in milk hauling, the first of which is more general in its approach. The second cost-based section investigates differences in hauling costs between small-and large-sized milk haulers.


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