ICC NEEDS TO ELIMINATE IMPROPER LEASING PRACTICES BY CERTIFICATED MOTOR CARRIERS
This study was directed primarily at determining the reasonableness of leasing fees charged independent owner-operators by ICC-artificated motor carriers. This report also discusses the impact of motor carrier regulation reform legislation. Although 31 percent of all Class I and Class II certified carrier miles were leased during 1979, it could not be determined whether the leasing fees that certificated carriers charge owner-operators were reasonable. Also, it was concluded that new legislation may change leasing and eliminate improper certificated carrier practices. But although the legislation provides owner-operators and other individuals the opportunity to obtain operating rights entitling them to carry regulated goods, there is no guarantee that anyone will take advantage of the new freedoms or whether taking such action will eliminate all improper practices. Because of the evidence that improper leasing practices occurred in the past, it is recommended that the Interstate Commerce Commission needs to monitor leasing practices as they evolve under the 1980 act to ensure that improper practices do not continue.
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U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20548
- Publication Date: 1980-12-31
- Features: Appendices; Tables;
- Pagination: 72 p.
- TRT Terms: Freight traffic; Laws; Leasing; Monitoring; Motor carriers; Owner operators; Regulations
- Uncontrolled Terms: Violations
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Highways; Law; Motor Carriers; Planning and Forecasting; Society; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00331366
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: CED-81-24
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM