Annual Report of the Interstate Commerce Commission Volume 9

Annual Report of the Interstate Commerce Commission Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...of oil transported from Titusville through Buffalo to Perth Amboy, N. J., for export, chiefly in the cars of another company, and it appears that upon such shipments destined to Buffalo there are expensive terminal charges, while upon such shipments to Perth Amboy these terminal charges are far less considerable, the circumstances and conditions which control tha making of the rates in each instance are substantially dissimilar. 288. In arriving at what is a just and reasonable rate on freight transported by a carrier on a short local line, having but a small volume of business, where the cost of transportation is exceptionally great, arising from steep grades, sparse population, and light traffic, these are circumstances and conditions of controlling weight in the making of the rates and can not be overlooked when a question of their reasonableness is involved, and under such circumstances the fact that an independent pipe Hue from Titusville to Buffalo transports oil between these points at lower rates than the railroad company constitutes no just reason why the railroad company should be required to reduce its rates to those of the pipe line. 289. Where a change of rates, for example, those on the defendant's line in this instance, would involve a reduction of rates on the Dunkirk, Allegheny, Pittsburg, and other competing lines not parties to this proceeding, and unsettle relative rates in a large extent of territory, such a change ought not to be made unless based upon adequate grounds. 290. The charge of unjust discrimination is not sustained by the evidence in this case. In the matter of Passenger Tariffs and Rate Wars. 291. Reduction of passenger rates without consent of connecting lines over "vhich tickets are sold, and without filing...
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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236674928
  • 9781236674920