Transportation Policy: 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 Others] ...
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1956 - Freight and freightage - 1860 pages
Considers legislation to revise ICC freight and passenger transportation regulation, focusing on ratemaking procedures.
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Page 1709 - The present national transportation policy which now serves as a preface to the Interstate Commerce Act was formulated in 1940 and has served as a cornerstone "to provide for fair and impartial regulation of all modes of transportation subject to the provisions of this act, so administered as to recognize and preserve the inherent
Page 1386 - Is as follows: 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, BO administered as to recognize and preserve the Inherent advantages of each ; to promote
Page 13 - its own initiative without complaint, at once, and if it so orders Without answer or other formal pleading by the interested carrier or carriers, but upon reasonable notice, to enter upon a hearing concerning the lawfulness of such rate, fare, charge, classification, regulation, or practice. (c) Paragraph (7) of section 15 of the Interstate Commerce Act, as
Page 1691 - it unlawful for any common carrier to charge or receive any greater compensation in the aggregate for the transportation of passengers, or of like kind of property, for a shorter than for a longer distance over the same line or route in the same direction, the
Page 1547 - It is the power to regulate ; that is to prescribe the rule by which commerce is to be governed. This power, like all others vested in Congress, is complete in Itself, may be exercised to its utmost extent, and acknowledges
Page 1307 - the said railroad and branches shall be and remain a public highway, for the use of the Government of the United States, free from toll or other charge upon the transportation of any property or troops of the United States." These railroads were referred to as free-toll lines. Others were called congressional-rate lines since the
Page 19 - of interested parties or upon its own initiative at once and, if it so orders, without answer or other formal pleading by the interested party, but upon reasonable notice, to enter upon a hearing concerning the lawfulness of such charge, or such rule, regulation, or practice.
Page 49 - undue prejudice, preference or advantage to localities, shippers, receivers, kinds and types of traffic or modes of transportation; "to cooperate with the several States and the duly authorized officials thereof, to fairly and equitably regulate the transportation industry in a manner consistent with the public interest.
Page 27 - charge, classification, regulation, or practice causes any undue or unreasonable advantage, preference, or prejudice as between persons or localities in intrastate commerce on the one hand and interstate commerce on the other hand, or any undue, unreasonable, or unjust discrimination against interstate commerce,
Page 110 - kind of property, for a shorter than for a longer distance over the same* line or route in the same direction, the shorter being included within the longer distance, or from charging any greater compensation as » through rate than the aggregate of the intermediate rates.