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... 4Freight cost analyses and the factors that influence them are discussed in this chapter, which seeks to identify the specific types of direct freight transportation cost data elements required for public investment, policy, and regulatory decisionmaking, and describe and assess different strategies for identifying and obtaining the needed cost data elements. The goal of this analysis is to ensure that the recommended approaches are conceptually valid and in accordance with current best practices and the latest research.
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... 5 • Service Area: Vehicle cost will often vary according to service area. For example, truck costs will be different for short haul versus long haul, or urban versus rural, due to labor costs, speed and fuel usage, and vehicle age.
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... 6emphasizes the importance of developing increasingly sophisticated estimation techniques. Four factors make freight cost estimation particularly complex: 1.
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... 7 Study Pu b cil Pr iv eta R oa d R ai l ri A W at er anoitarep O l L go is it ac l E x ret n eitila s la V ue of itm e ano Z U/l r ab n R eg i ano l N a it ano l l G abo l R eg ul a ito n Po ycil Pl nna in g B A C lacitsitatS C os t tne mele s tagergg A e B e vah i aro l C o detcell ? C o ts s tekra M etar s ATRI (2008)
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... 8once per mode, and the total counts for the research reflect this adjustment. The publications studied are: NEA(2010)

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