Discrimination by Freight Rates

Barton, Frank L.
September 1943
New Republic;9/13/43, Vol. 109 Issue 11, p359
Discusses the efforts of the U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) on determining the freight rates of the South and the West. Practice of inequality in freight rates from the South and the west; Success of the first comprehensive study of freight rate prepared by the Tennessee Valley Authority in 1937; Argument by the southern and western railroads against the lower level of rates on manufactured goods in the regions; Demand by Southern Governors Conference for equal level of rates per mile to the Northeast on certain goods manufactured in the South as in the Northeast; Decision of the ICC to determine whether the present rate structure in east of the Rocky Mountains for manufactures can be simplified.


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