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Table of Contents

Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.0

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    • 1.1

      Purpose and Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    • 1.2

      Report Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.0

Transportation System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    • 2.1

      Road Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    • 2.2

      Travel Time Comparisons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    • 2.3

      Truck Border Crossings and Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    • 2.4

      TS&W Regulations Governing Regular Operations . . . . . . . . .

    • 2.5

      Extra-Legal Vehicles--Special Permitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    • 2.6

      Effects of TS&W Regulations on Truck Operations . . . . . . . . .

    • 2.7

      Truck Inventory and Use Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.0

Trade Flows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    • 3.1

      Value, Weight, Commodities and Origin-Destination Patterns . .

    • 3.2

      Rail Captive versus Truck Captive versus Competitive Freight .

    • 3.3

      Comments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4.0

Truck Flows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    • 4.1

      Trucking Movements to and from Western Border Jurisdictions

    • 4.2

      Trucking Activity at Major Western Border Crossings . . . . . . .

    • 4.3

      Other Data on Western Border Trucking Movements . . . . . . . .

    • 4.4

      Truck Flow Maps for the Western Border . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    • 4.5

      Truck Accidents in Western Border States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5.0

Implications of Federal TS&W Policy Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

APPENDICES

A B C

Highway Crossings on the Western Border . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Truck Traffic at the Twenty-Eight Major Border Crossings . . . . . . . . . TS&W Regulation Research and Development on the Western Border .

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