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HEARINGS

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE

COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-FOURTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON H. R. 6141 and H. R. 6142 BILLS TO AMEND THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE ACT, AS AMENDED, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR A STRONGER NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY, AND FOR

OTHER PURPOSES

H. R. 525 A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 22 OF THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE ACT, AS AMENDED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

H. R. 6208 A BILL TO AMEND PARAGRAPH (1) OF SECTION 4 OF THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE ACT, AS AMENDED

H. R. 9177 A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 405 (a), PART IV, OF THE INTERSTATE

COMMERCE ACT

H. R. 9548 A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 409 OF THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE ACT. AS AMENDED, TO AUTHORIZE CONTRACTS BETWEEN FREIGHT FORWARDERS AND RAILROADS FOR THE MOVEMENT OF TRAILERS ON FLATCARS

H. R. 9771 A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 411 OF THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE ACT, AS AMENDED, WITH RESPECT TO RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN FREIGHT FORWARDERS AND OTHER

COMMON CARRIERS

H. R. 9772 A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 410 OF THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE ACT, AS AMENDED, TO CHANGE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING A FREIGHT FORWARDER PERMIT

H. R. 6111 and S. 1777 BII S TO AMEND THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE ACT WITH RESPECT TO THE TRANSPORTATION OF CERTAIN

DISABLED PERSONS

PART 2

MAY 9, 10, 11, 22, 23, 24, 29, JUNE 5 AND 6, 1956 Printed for the use of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce

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COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

J. PERCY PRIEST, Tennessee, Chairman OREN HARRIS, Arkansas

CHARLES A. WOLVERTON, New Jersey ARTHUR G. KLEIN, New York

CARL HINSHAW, California
WILLIAM T. GRANAHAN, Pennsylvania 1 JOSEPH P. O'HARA, Minnesota
F. ERTEL CARLYLE, North Carolina ROBERT HALE, Maine
JOHN BELL WILLIAMS, Mississippi JAMES I. DOLLIVER, Iowa
PETER F. MACK, JR., Illinois

JOHN W. HESELTON, Massachusetts KENNETH A. ROBERTS, Alabama

JOHN B. BENNETT, Michigan MORGAN M. MOULDER, Missouri

RICHARD W. HOFFMAN, Illinois HARLEY 0. STAGGERS, West Virginia JOHN V. BEAMER, Indiana ISIDORE DOLLINGER, New York

WILLIAM L. SPRINGER, Ilinois WALTER ROGERS, Texas

ALVIN R. BUSH, Pennsylvania MARTIN DIES, Texas

PAUL F. SCHENCK, Ohio SAMUEL N. FRIEDEL, Maryland

JOSEPH L, CARRIGG, Pennsylvania JOHN J. FLYNT, JR., Georgia

STEVEN B. DEROUNIAN, New York
TORBERT H. MACDONALD, Massachusetts
DON HAYWORTH, Michigan

ELTON J. LAYTON, Clerk
KENNETH J. PAINTER, First Assistant Clerk

Professional Staff
ANDREW STEVENSON

SAM G. SPAL
KURT BORCHARDT

MARTIN W. CUNNINGHAM

SUBCOMMITTEE ON T'RANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS

OREN HARRIS, Arkansas, Chairman JOHN BELL WILLIAMS, Mississippi CHARLES A. WOLVERTOX, New Jersey PETER F. MACK, JR., Illinois

CARL HINSHAW, California ISIDORE DOLLINGER, New York

JOSEPH P. O'HARA, Minnesota WALTER ROGERS, Texas

ROBERT HALE, Maine JOHN J. FLYNT, JR., Georgia

JAMES I. DOLLIVER, Iowa

1 Died May 25, 1956.

II

CONTENTS

Statement of -
Aitchison, Clyde B., on behalf of American Trucking Associations, Page
Inc

602, 715 Arnold, Grant, member, transportation and communication committee, Chamber of Commerce of the United States.

951 Brown, Renee, appearing for Lewis C. Brown Co., Houston, Tex_.

1108 Carpi, Fred, vice president, Pennsylvania Railroad..

1200 Condon, Arthur D., on behalf of Independent Advisory Committee to the Trucking Industry, Inc.--

1264 Culpepper, C. B., secretary and general manager, Atlanta Freight

Bureau, and chairman, legislative committee, Southern Traffic
League_-

1229 Derenthal, E. J., corporate traffic manager, R. H. Macy & Co., New York, N. Y.

1035 Dorr, L. J., executive secretary, National Industrial Traffic League_-- 768 Earnshaw, Samuel W., on behalf of National Committee of Shippers and Receivers.-

1008 Estes, F. F., director, transportation department, National Coal Association.-

865 Fender, Joe G., representing Houston Merchant Shippers Association and Dal-Worth Shippers Association.

1097 Flannery, R. J., representing St. Louis Shippers Association, Inc---- 1269 Floberg, John F., Washington, D. C.

595 Frederick, Dr. John H., head, department of business organization,

and professor of transportation, College of Business and Public
Administration, University of Maryland.

716 Gubser, Hon. Charles S., a Representative in Congress from the State of California

803 Herberger, Joe, traffic manager, Foley's Dry Goods Co., Houston, Tex. 1081 Hood, J. M., president, American Short Line Railroad Association.--- 883 Johnson, Gilbert R., counsel, Lake Carriers' Association.--

1134 Johnson, Hon. Lester R., a Representative in Congress from the State of Wisconsin.

825 Leighty, G. E., president, Order of Railway Telegraphers, and chairman, Railway Labor Executives' Association--

759 Locke, Bryan D., representing Monnig Dry Goods Co. and Dal-Worth Shippers Association----

1111 Maddox, William M., executive secretary, Property Owners Committee. 1061 Milligan, Archer G., president, Chicago Shippers Association, Inc.-- 1056 Morrow, Giles, president and general counsel, Freight Forwarders Institute

1149, 1186 Norton, Ralf S., member of local 557, Baltimore, Md.

1268 Ott, William H., chairman, legislative committee, National Industrial Traffic League--

928 Pinkney, James F., general counsel, American Trucking Associations, Inc.

600, 764, 828 Preston, Thomas L., general solicitor, Association of American Railroads

765 Putnam, Norcross W., executive secretary, Chicago Shippers Association, Inc.

1056 Rowan, James F., general manager, Movers Conference of America.-897, 912 Schlefer, Marsh P., on behalf of Marine Transport Lines, Inc--

1073 Seal, Charles R., on behalf of American Asociation of Port Authorities and North Atlantic Ports Association, Inc.--

990 Statement of-Continued

Page Seals, Durward, traffic manager, United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association.

1117 Smith, Robert H., representing National Retail Dry Goods Association. 1003 Specker, Richard H., executive vice president, National Water Carriers Association, Inc.

1038 Thompson, Chester C., president, American Waterways Operators -- 966 Triggs, Matt, assistant, legislative director, American Farm Bureau Federation -

1225 Turney, John R., on behalf of American Trucking Associations, Inc.- 602, 709 Utley, W. C. T., traffic manager, Sid Richardson Gasoline Co. and Sid Richardson Carbon Co., Fort Worth, Tex--

819 Webber, Richard, chairman, transportation committee, American Re tail Federation -

1085 Wildman, W. Y., commerce attorney and transportation consultant, Waterways Freight Bureau..

966, 975 Additional information submitted for the record by

American Association of Small Business, Inc., statement of J. D. Henderson, national managing director.

799 American Gas & Electric Service Corp., letter from H. A. Kammer, executive vice president..

1130 American Retail Federation :

Comparison of cars of merchandise less-than-carload lot loaded

with number of tons of less-than-carload lot revenue freight
originated, showing tons per car, table ---

1094 Comparison of tons of less-than-carload lot revenue freight origi

nated with gross freight revenue on less-than-carload lot traffic,
showing revenue per ton on less-than-carload lot freight origi-
nated, table.

1005 National associations

1095 State associations.

10:36 American Trucking Associations, Inc. : Analysis of protestants, table

715 Common carrier freight tariffs, table--

71+ Letter from James F. Pinkney, general counsel

855 Number of regulated carriers...

837 Number of trucks in United States (1955 estimates)

836 Power units operated in intercity service by groups of carriers as reported for 1953, table---

837 Statement of Freund, F. G., director, traffic department.

814 Lawrence, John V., managing director..

810 Association of American Railroads : Supplementary statement of Jervis Langdon, Jr.--

742 Atlanta Freight Bureau, continuing champion of southeastern progress.

1241 Boggs, Hon. Hale, letter from.--

793 Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, statement of W. P. Kennedy, president

702 Burlington Shippers' Association, statement of F. L. Partridge, executive secretary-director of traffic.

770 California Farm Research and Legislative Committee, statement of S01 California Grape and Tree Fruit League, letter from E. Alan Mills, assistant manager, in charge of traffic, transmitting resolution..

1124 California Railroad Association, letter from Walter J. Little..

1133 California State Board of Agriculture, letter from Romain Young, assistant secretary, transmitting resolution -

809 Chamber of Commerce of the United States :

Explanation of recommendations..
Policymaking procedure

Transportation and communication committee, 1955–56_. Dairyland Power Cooperative, statement of John P. Madgett, general manager.

826 Fargo (N. Dak.) Chamber of Commerce, statement of J. I. Finsness, commerce counsel.

998

360 959 9.59

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