Journal of Transportation Management

Articles from Fall

Analyzing the Evolution of Class I LTL Motor Carriers: An Examination of Expansion into Warehousing
INTRODUCTION Since deregulation in 1980 the market environment faced by motor carriers has changed dramatically (Corsi et al., 1991; Feitler et al., 1998; Harper, 1983; Silverman et al., 1997). The environmental changes have altered relationships...
From the Editor
The events of September 11, 2001, will continue to influence our lives and livelihoods for many years to come. The tools of our industry were used on this day both as weapons of war and for aiding the survivors and their families. This issue of the...
The Impact of State Taxes on the Development and Growth of the Trucking Industry
BACKGROUND On the average, a typical U.S. trucking firm earns only 3 to 4 cents on the dollar after taxes, compared to the 7 to 9% average profit margin of the heavy manufacturing industry (Dun and Bradstreet, 1999). As such, there is a growing...
The Relationship between the Functional Orientation of Senior Managers and Service Quality in LTL Motor Carriers
INTRODUCTION Since the enactment of the Motor Carrier Act of 1980, researchers have often attempted to ascertain the determinants of the freight carrier selection process. This issue has assumed greater urgency of late as reflected by the results...
The Use of EDI and Internet Technologies in the U.S. Motor Carrier Industry
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) systems have been used by shippers and carriers since the late 1970s. This article reports on findings of a recent survey of large domestic motor carriers regarding their use of EDI and emerging Internet technologies...