Parcel Post Volume 5

Parcel Post Volume 5

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...believe that it would cost the Government a great deal more to handle the same amount of business that we handle than it costs us. The Chairman. On what reasoning do you come to that conclusion? Mr. Johnson. Well, the number of hours that the Government employees work are much less than ours, and it would take possibly three sets of men to do what two do with us. The Chairman. Are you not predicating your opinion upon the assumption that the Government would be starting in the express business de novo, rather than utilizing the machinery that they already have in existence, and eliminating some of the details which you are required to carry out now in the way of issuance of receipts, waybills, and checks on your business, which they would not have to do or do not do in the transaction of the fourth-class mail business?" Mr. Johnson. No. I had reference to deliveries and collections of mail matter, the handling in loading to and from trains, handling on the trains The Chairman. Would not the Government have this advantage over the express companies that they have a great number of sub-. stations or subagencies, so that the assembling is done in reality by the public, or if boxes were established under a plan that might be adopted, the public might deposit their articles in these boxes and the packages would be assembled by the public, whereas you have to make your own collections now in the bulk of the business? That would be a saving to the Government, would it not? Mr. Johnson. That is true, providing the substation could take care of the amount of packages that were offered there. If it was not for our wagon service in calling for packages, the branch offices and subagencies we have could not take care of those packages. The Chairman. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236653092
  • 9781236653093