H.R.4550 - A bill to amend section 10705 of title 49, United States Code, relating to joint rates and through rates.96th Congress (1979-1980)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Johnson, Harold T. [D-CA-1] (Introduced 06/20/1979)|
|Committees:||House - Public Works and Transportation; Interstate and Foreign Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/20/1979 Referred to House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4550 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Information (Except Text)
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.