1998-11-16

Truck Size and Weight Policy Issues in the Texas-Mexico Border Region 982822

ABSTRACT

This paper is an empirical analysis of trucking and truck size and weight (TS&W) regulations and policy issues in the Texas-Mexico border region. Truck size and weight regulations and policy issues that result from those regulations have an effect on the trucking activity, freight movements, highway safety, and the economy of a region. To evaluate policy issues in a region like the U.S.-Mexico border, it is necessary to first of all, understand the trucking activity and freight movements that take place in this area of the country. With this understanding it is possible to draw conclusions regarding TS&W policy, which may assist decision-makers address policy questions from the perspective of this border.

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