Estimation and Analysis of Multifactor Productivity in Truck Transportation: 1987-2003

BTS Special Report: Estimation and Analysis of Multifactor Productivity in Truck Transportation: 1987-2003

Estimation and Analysis of Multifactor Productivity in Truck Transportation: 1987-2003

Anthony D. Apostolides, Ph.D.
February 2009


Table of Contents File Formats
Entire Report
Abstract
Sections
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Trucking Industry Background and Structure
Section 3: Estimating Multifactor Productivity in Truck Transportation, 1987-2003
Section 4: Comparisons of Multifactor Productivity
Section 5: Factors Affecting Multifactor Productivity in Trucking
Section 6: Conclusions
Figures
Figure 1: MFP in Transportation Industries and U.S. Private Business Sector (1987=100)
Figure 2: Production Possibilities Frontier
Tables
Table 1: Growth of Output, Inputs, and Multifactor Productivity in Trucking
Table 2: Growth of Output, Inputs, and Multifactor Productivity in Trucking
Table 3: Multifactor Productivity in Trucking
Table 4: Multifactor Productivity in Trucking
Table 5: Comparison of Annual Growth Rates of Truck MFP
Table 6: Multifactor Productivity of Rail, Air, Trucking, and the U.S. Private Business Sector
Table 7: Increases in Capital and Labor in Truck Transportation
Table 8: Chain-Type Quantity Indexes for Net Capital Stock of Selected Private Nonresidential Fixed Assets
Table 9: Intermediate Inputs to Output in Truck Transportation
Table 10: Fuel Efficiency of Heavy Single-Unit Trucks, 1980–2002
Table 11: Fuel Efficiency of Combination Trucks, 1980–2002
Table 12: Average Length of Haul of Trucks, 1985–2001
Table 13: Use of Containers in U.S. Railroads
Table 14: Factors Affecting Truck MFP in Three Time Periods
Appendixes
Appendix A: Basic Growth-Accounting Methodology
Appendix B: Methodology with the Tornqvist Index
Appendix C: Data on Gross Output and Intermediate Inputs for Truck Transportation, From the GDP By-Industry Accounts and the Input-Output Accounts
Appendix D: Cost Shares of the Factor Inputs in Trucking
Appendix E: BEA Labor Data for Truck Transportation - NAICS and SIC
Appendix F: Growth of Trucking MFP, Estimated by the Two Methods
Appendix G: Capital Input Index
Appendix H: Estimation of Land Lost
Appendix I: Cost Shares of the Factor Inputs in Trucking (Percentage)
Appendix J: U.S. Waterborne Foreign Trade - Containerized Cargo
Appendix K: Use of Containers in Truck Transportation
Appendix L: Shipments by Truckload and Less-Than-Truckload Firms
References