Illinois-California Express: A case study of the regulation and deregulation of the LTL trucking industry

by Red, Tony G., M.A., UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, 2009, 97 pages; 1470868


Illinois-California Express was a typical common carriage trucking company that began prior to trucking regulation and went bankrupt because of deregulation. Examination of its history provides a glimpse of what the industry was like before, during, and after regulation. This thesis focuses on the ideological underpinnings of economic regulation as it related to the public interest and how ideology affected assumptions regarding the less-than-truckload (LTL) segment of the industry prior to deregulation.

Source TypeThesis
SubjectsAmerican history
Publication Number1470868

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