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Heavy Traffic: Deregulation, Trade and Transformation in North American Trucking
     

Heavy Traffic: Deregulation, Trade and Transformation in North American Trucking

by Daniel Madar
 

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Canada and the United States exchange the world's highest level of bilateral trade. Trucking, their key transport sector, carries two-thirds of the goods. In Heavy Traffic, Daniel Madar examines the way in which the regulatory reform of American and Canadian trucking, coupled with free trade and integrated industrial logistics, have radically changed the

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Canada and the United States exchange the world's highest level of bilateral trade. Trucking, their key transport sector, carries two-thirds of the goods. In Heavy Traffic, Daniel Madar examines the way in which the regulatory reform of American and Canadian trucking, coupled with free trade and integrated industrial logistics, have radically changed the industry.
    Before deregulation, restrictive entry rules had fostered two separate national highway transport markets, and most international traffic changed carriers at the border. Madar shows that deregulation created a de facto regime of free trade in trucking services, enabling Canadian and American carriers to follow the expansion of transborder traffic that began with the Canada- U.S. Free Trade Agreement and continues with NAFTA. As commerce diffuses across the continent, trucking's adaptiveness and flexibility make it the pivotal medium. 
    As a study in policy formation and in the international consequences of domestic reform, Heavy Traffic will be of interest to students and scholars of political economy, international relations, and transportation.

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This is a paperbound edition of a 2000 book. Daily trade between the US and Canada amounts to over $1 billion, much of it by truck. After analyzing the issues in the transborder trucking war triggered when the US deregulated its industry first in 1980, and post-deregulation trends, Madar (political science, Brock U., Canada) concludes that open roads have resulted in expanded markets and efficiency gains. One wonders what the author thinks about the outcomes of deregulation in other industries. Distributed by the U. of Washington Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870135569
Publisher:
Michigan State University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2000
Series:
Canada and International Relations Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Madar is a professor of Political Science at Brock University, Ontario, Canada

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