Salaries of Rural Letter Carriers. Hearings...on H.R. 8919...May 4 & 9, 1934 (73-2)

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Page 4 - ... automobiles, the records for which •were submitted by individual Iowa owners and by various State highway departments. There are included 208 records reported from owners of privately operated cars. From information on pages 12 and 13 of this compilation, it will be noted that a Ford, model A, 4-cylinder car, covering 11,000 miles a year, which Is comparable to the annual travel of the average rural carrier, would cost a total of $484.23 to operate. This includes a charge of $4 a month for...
Page 4 - ... that the cost per mile, including even garage rent, for operating Chevrolets is $0.0318 and $0.0336 for Fords. Exhibit E. — This covers passenger cars and material-carrying cars used by the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. in rural territory contiguous to this city. The load of these cars average close to 100 pounds. The travel is over improved highways and unimproved roads. In the three neighboring States of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, the cost of operating Chevrolet automobiles...
Page 38 - We will resume again at 2 o'clock. (Whereupon, at 12 noon, a recess was taken until 2 pm) AFTER RECESS At the expiration of the recess the hearing was resumed, as follows: STATEMENT OF ROBERT H.
Page 2 - ... it will be necessary to accelerate the consolidation program and drop the surplus carriers from the rolls. For obvious reasons, I am reluctant to follow this course. Taking into consideration the hours of daily service required, the salaries of rural carriers are excessive when compared with the salaries of other postal employees. The basic salary of a carrier serving a rural route of average length, which is about 36 miles, is $2,160 per annum, in addition to which he is paid an equipment-maintenance...

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