Scattered along the perimeter of the Amazon rainforest are cattle farming communities. Over the decades the Amazon rainforest has gotten smaller and smaller as land is demolished to provide grazing for said cattle. The cattle move to a new piece of property, destroy it by consuming anything of value and leaving it unable to rebound […]
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Long Haul Trucking is a Virtual Mountain of Gold Just Waiting to be Mined. What makes the proverbial mining of gold in the trucking industry so interesting is that the mountain is owned by shipping companies. The more figurative gold trucking entrepreneurs take, the less gold the shipping companies keep. It’s a zero-sum game. And […]
This bill further governed United States federal surface transportation spending, reducing government spending by ⅔, enforcing environmental policies to which the saturated market must adhere, and creating a national freight policy.
A funding and authorization bill, this continued regional transportation plans with federal spending designed to switch all state transportation programs to the metric system, promote specific management of transportation, force increased options (competition) for freight and in so doing, continue to saturate an already oversaturated market structure.
Another program for federal surface transportation programs for highways, this act also provided additional programs to control competing trucking companies under the auspices of enacting highway safety.
No longer needed to regulate the industry, this act abolished the Interstate Commerce Commission and replaced it with the Surface Transportation Board, in favor of continued deregulation and market saturation to the point that the trucking industry remained untenable.
Designated about 160,955 miles of roads, including the Interstate Highway System. Congress was given the power to prioritize highway road projects, repeal federal speed limits, and require states to purchase new signs for the roads in question, thus encouraging easier transportation for truckers and worsening the problem of perfect competition save for the few wealthy […]
Exacerbating the saturation of competition, this law promoted increased competition among interstate motor carriers by changing rules for rates, entry, and exemptions to be more favorable, and thus, more prohibitive to profit.
Posed a major change to transportation planning and policy, creating planning organizations which converted dormant railroad corridors into rail trails, particularly for high speed railroads profitable for wealthy capitalists.
The Beginning of Market Structure Changes: Competition from Railroads Within a few years of its passage, the Motor Carrier Act of 1980 achieved its goal: to force a change in market structure from a Monopoly to Perfect Competition. Central to the egregious minds of the wealthy capitalists, their real intent behind the Motor Carrier Act […]