Trucking in a borderless market: A profile of the Canadian trucking industry, 1988 to 1994 - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 61-532-X19970013499


Issues affecting the transportation industry impact on the day to day concerns of Canadians. Changes in policy affecting transportation and trade have altered the landscape for the primary mode of commodity transport, trucking. Economic factors typically affecting the demand for trucking services are - the volume of production of goods for domestic and foreign consumption and exports and imports, interest rates and the value of the Canadian dollar. The supply of truck transport in turn is affected by the price of inputs, namely labour (drivers and helpers) and capital (straight trucks, road tractors and semi- and full-trailers). These variables are key determinants of the day to day activities of the industry.

Issue Number: 1997001
Author(s): Barzyk, Fred
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PDFFebruary 2, 1998