IN THE MATTER OF COLLECTION OF RATES AND CHARGES AT DESTINATION BY COMMON CARRIERS BY MOTOR VEHICLE
George B. McGinty
Interstate Commerce Commission
21 March 1936
At a Session of the Interstate Commerce Commission, Division 5, held at its office in Washington, D. C., on the 17th day of March, A. D. 1936.
It appearing, That Section 223 of the Motor Carrier Act, 1935, which is effective April 1, 1936, provides in part as follows:
No common carrier by motor vehicle shall deliver or relinquish possession at destination of any freight transported by it in interstate or foreign commerce until all tariff rates and charges thereon have been paid, except under such rules and regulations as the Commission may from time to time prescribe to govern the settlement of all such rates and charges, including rules and regulations for weekly or monthly settlement, and to prevent unjust discrimination or undue preference or prejudice: Provided, That the provisions of this paragraph shall not be construed to prohibit any such carrier from extending credit in connection w ith rates and charges on freight transported for the United States, for any department, bureau, or agency thereof, or for any State or Territory, or political subdivision thereof, or for the District of Columbia. * * *
It further appearing, That rules and regulations in the matter are necessary in the public interest;
And it further appearing, That common carriers by motor vehicle presently extend credit to shippers in the collection of rates and charges for transportation and that, pending prescription by the Commission of such rules and regulations, such carriers should be authorized to continue to extend such credit to shippers in the collection of rates and charges for transportation:
It is ordered, That pending prescription of such rules and regulations in the matter, common carriers by motor vehicles, after assuring themselves that shippers have proper credit ratings, or having obtained satisfactory surety bonds, or otherwise taken precautions deemed by them sufficient to assure payment of all tariff rates and charges within the credit period hereinafter specified, be, and they are hereby, authorized, effective April 1, 1936, to extend credit in the collection of rates and charges due and owing at the time of delivery or relinquishment of possession of freight at destination, to those who undertake to pay such charges, for a period not exceeding thirty days from the time of delivery or relinquishment of possession of freight at destination.
By the Commission, division 5.
[seal] George B. McGinty , Secretary.
[Filed, March 20, 1936; 12:01 p. m.]
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