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MOTOR CARRIER ACT

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SELECT COMMITTEE ON SMALL BUSINESS

UNITED STATES SENATE

EIGHTY-FOURTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE MOTOR CARRIER ACT BY
THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION, AS IT

AFFECTS SMALL TRUCKERS AND SHIPPERS

NOVEMBER 30, DECEMBER 1 AND 2, 1955

Printed for the use of the Select Committee on Small Business

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SELECT COMMITTEE ON SMALL BUSINESS

[Created pursuant to S. Res. 58, 81st Cong.)

JOHN SPARKMAN, Alabama, Chairman RUSSELL B. LONG, Louisiana

EDWARD J. THYE, Minnesota HUBERT H. HUMPHREY, Minnesota LEVERETT SALTONSTALL, Massachusetts GEORGE A. SMATHERS, Florida

ANDREW F. SCHOEPPEL, Kansas JOHN F. KENNEDY, Massachusetts

JAMES H. DUFF, Pennsylvania JAMES O. EASTLAND, Mississippi

BARRY GOLDWATER, Arizona
WAYNE MORSE, Oregon

THOMAS H. KUCHEL, California
WALTER B. STULTS, Staff Director
LEWIS G. ODOM, Jr., Chief Counsel
WALTER ADAMS, Economic Counsel
MINNA L. RUPPERT, Chief Clerk

II

CONTENTS

Statement of

Page

Arpaia, Anthony F., chairman, Division 3, Interstate Commerce

Commission.---

163, 177

Barnes, Stanley N., Assistant Attorney General in charge of Antitrust

Division, Department of Justice, accompanied by his legal assistant,
Robert A. Bicks.--

127, 149
Bernstein, Marver H., associate professor of politics, Princeton
University, Princeton, N. J.-

218
Blanning, W. Y., director, Bureau of Motor Carriers, ICC..

177
Brinkley, Homer L., executive vice president, National Council of
Farmer Cooperatives, Washington, D.C..

102

Butz, Earl L. Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, accompanied by

George A. Dice, Director, Special Services Division, Agricultural

Marketing Service, and J. L. Pease, Assistant Chief, Freight Rate

Service Branch, Special Services Division, Agricultural Marketing

Service-

51

Conner, James Lee, Akron, Ohio..

62

Coyle, Paul, chief, Section of Complaints, Bureau of Motor Carriers,
ico,

177
Freeman, Donald E., secretary, Shipley Transfer, Inc., Baltimore,
Md...

58

Gould, Dexter, general manager and stockholder, Millis Transporta-

tion Co., Millis, Mass.

94

Halvorson, Dr. Lloyd C., economist, National Grange, Washington,
D. C.

121

Hawkins, A. W., Jr., A. W. Hawkins Co., Culpeper, Va..

5

Jelsma, E. R., director, Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics,

Interstate Commerce Commission

177

Knudson, James K., attorney, Washington, D. C.--

12
Levitus, James, secretary-treasurer, Nationwide Carriers, Inc., St.

Paul, Minn., accompanied by Don Tucker, assistant traffic manager,
Land O'Lakes Creamery, Minneapolis, Minn_

30
Loevinger, Lee, attorney, Minneapolis, Minn.--

42
McDonald, Angus, assistant legislative secretary, National Farmers
Union, Washington, D. C.----

251
Margolin, Ed, Office of the Under Secretary for Transportation,
Department of Commerce-

285

Mitchell, Richard F., chairman, Division 1, Interstate Commerce

Commission.

156, 177

Nelson, James C., professor of economics and transportation, State

of Washington College, Pullman, Wash...

230, 242

Oren, Earl, president and general manager, Dart Transit Co., St. Paul,

Minn.

39

Ray, Philip A., General Counsel, Department of Commerce-

285

Rothschild, Louis S., Under Secretary of Transportation, Department

of Commerce

285

Stevens, John Paul, attorney, Chicago, Ill..

213

Thye, Edward J., United States Senator from Minnesota-

4

Triggs, Matthew, assistant legislative director, American Farm

Bureau Federation, Washington, D. C..

112

Tucker, Don, assistant traffic manager, Land O’Lakes Creamery,

Minneapolis, Minn.--

30

Upton, Ernest, Bee Line Express Co., Birmingham, Ala

92

Weeks, Sinclair, Secretary of Commerce, accompanied by Louis S.

Rothschild, Under Secretary of Transportation; Philip A. Ray,

general counsel; Ed Margolin, Division of Transportation; and

Al Krebs, General Counsel's Office..

285

Yeary, Edwin N., president, Yeary Transfer Co., Inc., Lexington Ky-

97

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