Transportation Safety in an Age of Deregulation

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorLeon N. Moses, Ian Savage

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Recent legislation deregulating the airline and trucking industries has enhanced competition and reduced real transportation prices by putting pressure on firms to operate more efficiently. Yet, with the entry of many new small airlines and trucking firms facing the financial pressures ofcompetition, many legislators fear that public safety will be reduced due to compromises in maintenance, equipment replacement, recruitment and training. This volume examines the theoretical and empirical issues involved in the debate on the relationship between safety and economic performance inthe airline and trucking industries. Contributors discuss such factors as the role of government as provider of safety oversight personnel and airport and road space quality, and conclude that the government has not acted quickly enough to provide the additional safety resources to meet the changedneeds of the two industries, though the evidence does not support the notion that deregulation has compromised safety.

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Recent legislation deregulating the airline and trucking industries has enhanced competition and reduced real transportation prices by putting pressure on firms to operate more efficiently. Yet, with the entry of many new small airlines and trucking firms facing the financial pressures ofcompetition, many legislators fear that public s...

Leon N. Moses and Ian Savage are both at Northwestern University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.49 × 6.38 × 1.3 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019505797X

ISBN - 13:9780195057973

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"For those who are interested in both economics and safety this is a useful book."--The Journal of Transport History