Operations of For-Hire Livestock Trucking Firms

Various aspects of livestock truckers’ operations were examined. Factors studied were firm stability, vehicle use, seasonality of livestock shipments, loss and damage claims, rates charged, the backhaul situation, nonlivestock trucking activity and the effects of the fuel shortage situation on for-hire livestock truckers. Firms appeared to be relatively stable. Equipment use was good, considering the level of seasonality. The rate of loss and damage claims was low. Rates charged increased considerably between 1972 and 1974. The fuel shortage situation reduced equipment use and increased costs.


Issue Date:
1976-07
Publication Type:
Report
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Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/307587
Language:
English
Total Pages:
35
Series Statement:
Agricultural Economic Report No. 342




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