Summary: H.R.4550 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4550. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (06/20/1979)

Authorizes the Interstate Commerce Commission to prescribe through lines and joint rates for motor carriers of property.

Prohibits the Commission from requiring such a carrier, without its consent, to embrace in such a mandated route substantially less than the entire length of its route and of any intermediate carrier operated in conjunction and under a common management which lies between the termini of such proposed through route unless: (1) such inclusion of lines would make the through route unreasonably circuitous; or (2) the Commission finds that the through route proposed to be established is needed in order to provide adequate, more efficient, or more economic transportation.

Requires carriers participating in a through route and joint rate to promptly pay rate divisions or make interline settlements. Allows the suspension or cancellation of such a route and rate under rules promulgated by the Commission in the event of undue delinquency in the settlement of such divisions or interline settlements.