Question: The cost structure of the motor carrier industry is affected by
The cost structure of the motor-carrier industry is affected by its infrastructure, (such as highways and terminals). Discuss the cost structure of motor carriers and how it is affected by the infrastructure. Should there be changes made in public policy with respect to the motor carriers' use of public highways?
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