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CLARENCE F. LEA, California, Chairman ROBERT CROSSER, Ohio

CHARLES A. WOLVERTON, New Jersey ALFRI BULWINKLE, North Carolina JAMES WOLFENDEN, Pennsylvania VIRGILL APMAN, Kentucky

PEHR G. HOLMES, Massachusetts WILLIA COLE, JR., Maryland

B. CARROLL REECE, Tennessee EDWARD KELLY, Illinois

JAMES W. WADSWORTH, New York HERRON PEARSON, Tennessee

CHARLES A. HALLECK, Indiana LYLE H. BOREN, Oklahoma

OSCAR YOUNGDAHL, Minnesota MARTIN, J. KENNEDY, New York

CARL HINSHAW, California
ELMER J. RYAN, Minnesota

CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio
CHARLES L. SOUTH, Texas
JAMES P. MCGRANERY, Pennsylvania
DONALD L. O'TOOLE, New York
LUTHER PATRICK, Alabama

ELTON J. LAYTON, Clerk

HOUSE CONFEREES

CLARENCE F. LEA, California, Chairman ROBERT CROSSER, Ohio

CHARLES A. WOLVERTON, New Jersey ALFRED L. BULWINKLE, North Carolina PEHR G. HOLMES, Massachusetts WILLIAM P. COLE, JR., Maryland

CHARLES A. HALLECK, Indiana

ment of through routes, at page 47.
OMNIBUS TRANSPORTATION LEGISLATION

JANUARY 29, 1940.
Hon. BURTON K. WHEELER,
Chairman, Committee on Interstate Commerce,

United States Senate.
Hon. CLARENCE F. LEA,
Chairman, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce,

House of Representatives. GENTLEMEN : The legislative committee of the Commission has endeavored to study as thoroughly and carefully as possible the provisions of S. 2009, in the two forms in which it was enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives, respectively, and which are now before the conference committee for consideration. As a preliminary to this study, we had the two bills examined with similar care by each bureau of the Commission, so that we might have the benefit of their comments and criticisms on the matters with which each is particularly concerned. The result is a report which I am authorized to submit to you on behalf of the legislative committee. Sufficient copies of this report and also of this letter are being furnished, so that each member of the conference committee may be supplied, and additional copies are available if you should desire them.

In this report, each section of the Senate bill is discussed seriatim, together with comments on the corresponding provisions of the House bill, and for the most part specific amendments are proposed which are classified as "Important," "Desirable," or "Debatable.” Following the discussion of the Senate bill, the House bill is taken up section by section, giving in each instance references to the discussion under the Senate bill or, where there is no corresponding provision in the latter, including a separate discussion.

Many of the changes which we suggest are of minor consequence, but those which we have marked "Important” we hope may receive most careful consideration, and there are many others which are of much more than minor consequence. We direct your attention especially to the discussion of the amendments with respect to

(1) Casual or occasional transportation by motor vehicle, at pages (2) Exemption of motor-carrier operations within a single State, pages 12-13. (3) Organization and procedure of the Commission, at pages 39-43. (4) Elimination of prohibition against short-hauling in establish(5) Burden of proof with respect to suspended rates, at page 49. (6) Provision governing rate reductions. at pages 50–52. (7) Hous of service of motor-carrier employees, at pages 53–54.

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