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potatoes and potato products, from Grand Forks to points in the above-mentioned States. A certificate was issued October 18, 1974. Thus, Heyl had complete certificated authority to handle all of shipper's commodities at the time of the review board's decision herein. Heyl asserts that Western Potato is its “largest and most vital account,” and has provided an abstract of shipments transported for Western between September 11, 1973, and June 30, 1974. Heyl contends its equipment is not used to anywhere near full capacity. It avers that the evidence in support of the application falls far short of that required to show a need for additional service and, absent such showing, the proposed operation should not be authorized to the six States it is authorized to serve.


The Commission has long recognized its right to consider those of its actions which have, or may have, a material impact on the eventual outcome of other proceedings. See West Brothers, Inc., Extension-Baton Rouge, La., 108 M.C.C. 485, 489 (1969), and Peake Extension-Kansas and Nebraska, 68 M.C.C. 45, 49 (1956). In this respect the Commission is obliged to consider recent grants of authority which may have a substantial effect on the outcome of a proceeding. See Truck Transport, Inc., Ext.-Jacksonville, Ark., 120 M.C.C. 449, 453-54 (1974).

At the time of the review board's decision protestant had obtained authority which, when combined with its existing authority, allows it to transport all of shipper's commodities from Grand Forks to points in six of the proposed destination States. This fact was not considered by the board. However, as noted, we are obliged to consider the fact. When considered, we are of the view that, to the extent that protestant is authorized to provide the proposed service, the application should be denied. There is no evidence of any service deficiencies by protestant while previously providing service in shipper's behalf. Such service has been substantial. It has accounted for about 12 percent of protestant's total revenues. If applicant's competing service is authorized the traffic involved would be subject to diversion. We also note that protestant has unused capacity and that the evidence of increased production fails to establish that protestant will not be able to meet any future needs of shipper.

In view of protestant's ability to provide service to points in six of the proposed destination States, and of the failure to show that its service would be inadequate in any material respect, we must conclude that, to the extent protestant is able to provide the proposed service, the application should be denied. Therefore, applicant will be granted only the authority described in our findings.


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On reconsideration, we find that the present and future public convenience and necessity require operation by applicant, in interstate or foreign commerce, as a common carrier by motor vehicle, over irregular routes, of foodstuffs (except commodities in bulk) from the facilities of Western Potato Service, Inc., at or near Grand Forks, N. Dak., to points in Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin, restricted to the transportation of traffic originating at the named facilities and destined to points in the indicated destination States; that applicant is fit, willing, and able properly to perform such service and to conform to the requirements of the Interstate Commerce Act and the Commission's rules and regulations thereunder; that this decision is not a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; that a certificate authorizing such operations should be granted; and that the application in all other respects should be denied.

We further find that the holding by applicant of the certificate authorized to be issued in this proceeding and of the permit in No. MC-129706 will be consistent with the public interest and the national transportation policy, subject to the right of the Commission, which is hereby expressly reserved, to impose such terms, conditions, or limitations in the future as it may find necessary to insure that applicant's operations shall conform to the provisions of section 210 of the Interstate Commerce Act.

Upon compliance by applicant with the requirements of sections 215, 217, and 221(c) of the act, with the Commission's rules and regulations thereunder, within the time specified in the order entered concurrently herein, an appropriate certificate will be issued. An appropriate order will be entered.

EX PARTE No. MC-37 (SUB-No. 26)


Decided December 18, 1975

Upon investigation and consideration of views, arguments, and representations of the

parties, tentative conclusions reached as to motor carrier and freight forwarder terminal areas and as to commercial zones, and appropriate rules and regulations proposed. Interested persons are invited to file further statements of facts, views, and arguments respecting those tentative conclusions and the effectuating rules and regulations proposed. Appropriate order entered.

Dellon E. Coker and Peter Q. Nyce, Jr., for the United States Department of Defense.

Constance L. Abrams, Robert B. Donin, John Hart Ely, and William A. Kutzke for the United States Department of Transportation.

Harry B. Baird for Mississippi Research and Development Center.

Joseph A. Hoffman for New Jersey Department of Labor and Industry.

Alfred N. Lowenstein and Edward J. Morris for Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

Joseph T. Ambrose, John C. Bailey, John F. Belfatto, Jr., John J. Bell, Daniel Brachfeld, Charles Branca, George D. Clark, Jr., AI E. Curie, Thomas J. Daly, Paul D. de Mariano, Paul M. Donovan, Gwen R. Drummond, Patrick J. Falvey, W. J. Fortenberry, H. E. Franklin, Gerald E. Franzen, James T. French, Kenneth A. Gibson, Frank A. Greek, Jr., Edward G. Grogan, John J. Gunther, Marilyn Hamm, Harold L. Herbert, V. Peter Iorio, George A. Kellenberger, C. Lawrence Keller, Frank R. Kenfield, George C. Kiba, R. A. Klinger, Leonard Knauer, Jack Lageschulte, Lehman E. Lehman, Jr., Edward J. Lenihan, Thacher Longstreth, Thomas P. Lysaght, James A. Mize, Samuel H. Moerman, F. A. Mulhern, M. C. O'Brien, Doyle G. Owens, Stephen B. Palmer, G. B. Perry, Theodore Ploydoroff, Kenneth E. Pyle, John Ranck, David S. Rinsky, Millard Rosenstein, Richard L. Sha, Benjamin Shalit, Stephen B. Siegel, S. J. Sisselman, Councilman Spaith, G. E. Strange, Kenneth Streeter, Lawrence Taylor, James H. Topple, Charles S. Van Pelt, Jr., J. Robert Watson, Patrick R: Whichello, Arthur L. Winn, Jr., Ed Wolking, Alex Zall, and Michael A. Zazzarino, for local and developmental interests.

Lawrence Berman, Jacob P. Billig, Abraham A. Diamond, S. Sidney Eisen, Giles Morrow, E. A. O'Hara, Clarence W. Vandegrift, and Frederick H. Zentner for freight forwarder interests.

Charles A. Binder, Stanley W. Brown, Ronald N. Cobert, Joseph Dauksys, Arthur H. Fleming, C. E. Jacobson, Dickson R. Loos, G. F. Snyder, Daniel J. Sweeney, D. C. Teather, Stanley E. Tobin, Fred H. Tolan, Kenneth P. Tubbs, Charles A. Washer, and Nat Welch for shipper associations.

John L. Alfano, Steven Eck, Roy A. Jacobs, Gilbert T. Koehler, James L. Oberstar, Arthur J. Piken, Bruce J. Robbins, John P. Rozek, Weldon H. Stone, Jr., and James W. Tysinger expressing individual interests.

Roy G. Alewine, C. M. Amrhein, J. J. Attaway, Alvin J. Bloom, Robert J. Booth, George D. Bridges, Benson T. Buck, James E. Carr, Leonard F. Charla, R. C. Cavanaugh, C. W. Cross, Jerry Crane, John D. Cruickshank, Dough Dorough, Robert Dosh, Robert B. Ehlen, R. Marvis Felts, Jr., Thomas C. Ferguson, Sr., Allen Freidson, Ralph G. Gage, James F. Garriques, Irv Gran, Lee B. Graves, R. L. Harrison, J. H. Harvey, Francis B. Heisinger, R. R. Horne, James E. Hughie, Thomas R. Jander, William J. Johns, Joe Jonas, Jr., Dale R. Kranig, Reuben C. Kravik, William H. Kreckman, David R. Larrouy, Larry Lewis, Bruce W. Locke, Andrew Mola, George W. Morosani, LaVerne W. Myers, Deric B. Pepler, C. G. Rickenbaugh, W. A. Rostetter, Frederick E. Saeger, Roger L. Schoening, J. B. Sozzio, E. L. Stevens, J. E. Street, William J. Tomsik, Hazel Traux, James J. Walsh, Stuart M. Weiner, John L. Williamson, and Charles G. Wise for individual shippers.

Cecilia A. Finn, John S. Finn, Frank Goodches, Charles Ladi, Jess Lima, Chuck Mack, Joseph F. Mangan, Richard 0. Oswall, Arthur Rusk, and Jean Studler for labor interests.

Harry C. Ames, Jr., R. Edwin Brady, Eugene L. Cohn, Bernard G. Colby, William C. Dineen, Eugene C. Ewald, Fred G. Favor, James F. Finley, Carroll F. Genovese, William E. Hicks, Charles E. Hughes, Marshall Kragan, James R. Madler, Joseph F. Nigro, Keith O'Brien, Roland Rice, Richard R. Sigmon, R. B. Williamson, and Jonn M. Zachara for motor carrier associations.

Joseph P. Allen, R. E. Allish, Douglas Anderson, Paul D. Angenend, Richard R. Arnold, Lester C. Arvin, Joe F. Asher, James

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R. Atkinson, C. N. Bailey, Wm. S. Barranco, C. D. Benton, Charles Blank, William J. Bowman, A. O. Buck, Otto M. Budig, Jr., Bill Call, Louis J. Carque, Harvie A. Carter, Clyde W. Carver, J. Raymond Chesney, Charles Cooper, Ben M. Cotten, Wm. H. Craig, Stephen G. Crockett, William H. Creech, Jr., P. J. Crouthamel, Nicholas C. Danella, Ralph E. Daum, Martin E. Davis, John M. Delany, John B. Dotson, Samuel Earnshaw, Steven Eck, David F. Eshelman, James C. Evans, Douglas Faris, Thomas J. Fitzgibbons, Carl Formento, Carl H. Fritze, Jerry G. Frontino, Hubert Grane, Hubert Grane, Jr., Liniel G. Gregory, Jr., Frank A. Guerero, Jr., Elmo J. Guillot, Arnold Gumprecht, Robert W. Hagemann, G. M. Handy, William C. Hartman, Walter Harwood, Robert P. Heestand, Donald G. Hickman, Clyde R. Hoagland, Carroll Hood, Thomas M. Hummer, Winston W. Hurd, Alfred Hyman, William P. Jackson, Leslie W. Johnson, William J. Jones, Edward W. Kelliher, Alan J. Kerner, M. M. Kiek, Morton E. Kiel, Allen H. Knouft, Dwight L. Koerber, Jr., C. J. Koster, Alfred G. Krebs, D. L. Landes, Kenneth C. Larsen, William J. Lavelle, G. S. Leonard, Leonard J. Lewensohn, L. N. Lewis, Arthur Liberstein, Stephen H. Loeb, John R. Long, Kenneth W. Long, John Lynn, Ronald Mossman, Vernon M. Masters, John J. Matthews, Ralph B. Matthews, Elmer J. Maue, Harry C. Maxwell, Robert N. Maxwell, Ronnie B. McClister, James F. McCombs, David J. McMahon, John, P. McMahon, M. Melosi, D. A. Miller, A. David Millner, W. O. Moore, Donald Murchinson, John E. Murphy, Ira E. Neal, Edward L. Nehez, Maurice A. Nelson, William G. Nelson, James B. Nestor, Ralph A. Niebert, Roy M. Niskanen, H. J. Noel, Duane O'Donnell, William T. O'Leary, George A. Olsen, D. W. Penland, Robert B. Pepper, David L. Powers, William G. Rimes, Gerald Risberg, Phillip Robinson, W. E. Roch, W. S. Rozay, Ezra Satter, F. V. Schmidt, David B. Schneider, M. J. Seiwart, Jr., Chester Sheluga, Joe W. Sherrill, Leo Shimsky, Al Smalley, Laurence V. Smart, Jr., Lou I. Sorenson, Mert Starnes, Werner J. Steinaker, C. H. Swanson, John P. Thompson, Theodore T. Violette, Henry N. Votel, John E. Wagner, Ruth V. Walters, William J. Ward, Steven L. Weiman, Gene T. West, James H. Whidden, G. Willemstein, Bernard Witt, L. G. Wittry, John E. Wren, Rollin R. Young, and James F. Zahner for motor carriers.



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