Disentangling Regulatory Policy: The Effects of State Regulations on Trucking Rates

Timothy P. Daniel and Andrew N. Kleit

This study estimates the relationship between intrastate trucking rates and three different types of state-level regulations: 1) the strictness with which rates are regulated; 2) the requirements placed on motor carriers seeking to enter the market; and 3) whether the state provides antitrust immunity for decisions made by motor carrier rate bureaus.