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]