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The Impacts Of Transportation Deregulation On Wheat Shipments In The Pacific Northwest


  • McMullen, B. Starr
  • Martin, Michael V.
  • Cabeza, Felix


A network programming model (NETFLOW) was used to examine the impact of modal transport rate changes resulting from transportation deregulation on modal traffic shares and total wheat transport costs. The analysis reveals that shifts in wheat traffic to rail and away from truck-barge and truck are related to rail deregulation. The model also provides evidence that lower rates under transportation deregulation have significantly decreased the total cost of shipping wheat from country origins to export elevators.

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  • McMullen, B. Starr & Martin, Michael V. & Cabeza, Felix, 1989. "The Impacts Of Transportation Deregulation On Wheat Shipments In The Pacific Northwest," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 14(02), December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:wjagec:32357

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    1. Dragan Miljkovic, 2001. "Transporting export-bound grain by rail: Rail rates in the Post-Staggers Rail Act Period," Transportation, Springer, vol. 28(3), pages 297-314, August.
    2. Miljkovic, Dragan, 1999. "Transporting The Export-Bound Grain By Rail: A Study Of Market Integration," Trade Research Center Research Discussion Papers 29236, Montana State University, Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics.


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