NAPM InfoEdge
April 1997, Vol. 2 No. 8

Understanding Deregulation and Tariffs Members Only Content

The first wave of transportation deregulation came with the Air Cargo Act of 1977, followed by the Staggers Rail Act of 1980, the Motor Carrier Act of 1980, and the Shipping Act of 1984. These Acts substantially reduced the rules of entry, price discounting, route offerings, service offerings, and the role of the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC — which became defunct) in regulating the air, truck, rail, and water carriers involved in interstate commerce. These acts provided freedom and ease to negotiate rates, expand private contracting, and offer other services.

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