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] ...

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Page 371 - 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, so administered as to recognize and preserve the inherent advantages of each...
Page 370 - In the exercise of its power to prescribe just and reasonable rates the Commission shall give due consideration, among other factors [to the effect of rates on the movement of traffic by the carrier or carriers for which the rates are prescribed!
Page 1 - Act to charge or receive any greater compensation in the aggregate for the transportation of passengers, or of like kind of property, under substantially similar circumstances and conditions, 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...
Page 31 - That it shall be unlawful for any common carrier subject to the provisions of this Act 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 shorter being included within the longer distance...
Page 40 - The essence of the American economic system of private enterprise is free competition. Only through full and free competition can free markets, free entry into business, and opportunities for the expression and growth of personal initiative and individual judgment be assured. The preservation and expansion of such competition is basic not only to the economic well-being but to the security of this Nation.
Page 625 - Act, so administered as to recognize and preserve the inherent advantages of each, to promote safe, adequate, economical and efficient service and foster sound economic conditions in transportation and among the several carriers, 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 171 - ... to cooperate with the several States and the duly authorized officials thereof...
Page 569 - ... under continuing contracts with one person or a limited number of persons either (a) for the furnishing of transportation services through the assignment of motor vehicles for a continuing period of time to the exclusive use of each person served or (b) for the furnishing of transportation services designed to meet the distinct need of each individual customer.
Page 209 - That nothing in this act shall prevent the carriage, storage, or handling of property free or at reduced rates for the United States, State, or municipal governments...
Page 14 - ... for a shorter than for a longer distance over the same line in the same direction, the shorter being included within the longer distance ; but this shall not be construed as authorizing any common carrier within the terms of this Act to charge and receive as great compensation for a shorter as for a longer distance...

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