The introduction to this report describes the trucking industry in Nepal, which operates under a complex system. Major components that define the nature of its operations are: (a) national infrastructure, (b) international treaties that govern the movement for foreign trucks in Nepal as well as of Nepalese trucks in foreign countries (mainly India) and the level of cross border cooperation, (c) syndicates and other organizations that affect the scheduling of the trucks, (d) the finance and insurance industries, (e) law and order maintenance agencies, and (f) revenue collection agencies.
The various aspects discussed in the report include deadweight loss due to the syndicates, the cause and nature of the delay of truck movement in Nepal, syndicates and their behaviour, price determination, exit behaviour and the second hand truck market, employment by trucking industry, and the sampling strategy.
This report has been produced by Kathmandu University for Evidence on Demand with the assistance of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) contracted through the Climate, Environment, Infrastructure and Livelihoods Professional Evidence and Applied Knowledge Services (CEIL PEAKS) programme, jointly managed by DAI (which incorporates HTSPE Limited) and IMC Worldwide Limited.
Poudel, B. Trucking industry survey methodology. Evidence on Demand, UK (2014) i + 35 pp. [DOI: 10.12774/eod_cr.march2014.poudelb2]