The US motor carrier industry: Estimation of operational efficiency using DEA

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Abstract

In this paper, a performance analysis of the US motor carriers is carried out from the perspectives of a shipper and a motor carrier. Various efficiency measures are estimated using Data Envelopment Analyses (DEAs) with publicly available financial data on a representative sample of 21 publicly listed motor carriers. The analysis reveals that the average efficiencies of US motor carriers have gradually increased during the study period; however, a majority of the carriers are scale-inefficient, which demonstrates potential savings through benchmarking input targets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-245
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Logistics Systems and Management
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Information Systems and Management

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