Economic Regulation of the Trucking Industry: Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, First Session, Part 5

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Page 919 - It is hereby declared to be the national transportation policy of the Congress to provide for fair and impartial regulation of all modes of transportation subject to the provisions of this Act...
Page 919 - ... to encourage the establishment and maintenance of reasonable charges for transportation services, without unjust discriminations, undue preferences or advantages, or unfair or destructive competitive practices...
Page 976 - Islands which are engaged in the regulation of utilities and carriers. Our chief objective is to serve the consumer interest by seeking to improve the quality and effectiveness of government regulation in America.
Page 1155 - ... between the point of departure from and the point of return to the carrier's authorized regular service route...
Page 1036 - Taken together these three provisions lead to the following confusing results: A person who initially gains control of a common carrier can subsequently acquire control of a freight forwarder, but a person cannot first acquire control of a freight forwarder and then acquire control of a common carrier; a person who acquires control of a common carrier and a freight forwarder, in that order, cannot later acquire control of another common...
Page 919 - Service and commerce ; (2) To encourage and promote full competition between modes of transportation at charges not less than reasonable minimum charges, or more than reasonable maximum charges, so as to encourage technical innovations, the development of new rate and service techniques, and the increase of operating and managerial efficiency, full use of facilities and equipment, and the highest standards of service, economy, efficiency and benefit to the transportation user and the ultimate consumer,...
Page 1367 - It must be evident to any reasonable man that the carriers cannot respond to all the duties imposed by law, if each individual carrier acts in a vacuum. It is a situation, under all the conditions, which plainly calls for consultation, conference, and organization and for many acts of a joint or cooperative character; and this seems, in effect, although some of the testimony might suggest otherwise, to be admitted by the Department of Justice.
Page 994 - The best means of reducing the cost of truck transportation and of conserving fuel is to permit the use of twin trailers on the Interstate Highway System. We favor amending federal law to provide for such a national policy. We will work for uniform limitations on truck weights and dimensions on the Interstate Highway system aimed at minimum limitations of 83,000 pounds on gross weight and 65 feet on length.
Page 1176 - ... are a large part of the total costs of a firm, and when, as a consequence of the techniques of production, the consumer is unable to shop around. The essence of competition is that it provides the incentive to strive for profits and the compulsion to go somewhere else if they are not forthcoming. Reliance on competition keeps costs to the consuming public at the minimum necessary to attract the services for which it is willing to pay. There is no danger of rates rising above that level if competition...
Page 1366 - The Eastern Central Motor Carriers Association, Inc. Middle Atlantic Conference Middlewest Motor Freight Bureau The New England Motor Rate Bureau, Inc. Pacific Inland Tariff Bureau, Inc. Rocky Mountain Motor Tariff Bureau, Inc. Southern Motor Carriers Rate Conference...