THE CASE FOR SINGLE-LINE IMMUNITY

Among the controversial features of rate bureaus or rate conferences as they exist in the regulated rail and motor carrier segments of the domestic transportation industry is authorization to discuss single-line rates with immunity from antitrust action. It is explained that elimination of single-line immunity could seriously hamper joint ratemaking since the single-line and joint rates are so interrelated. Conferences on joint rates could hardly avoid discussion of single-line rates. There is no evidence that rates would fall and that rate setting procedures would be speeded. There is no widespread attitude among shippers that exemption from immunity is beneficial and could destroy stability and uniformity of rate levels.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Association Interstate Commerce Comm Practitioner

    1112 ICC Building
    Washington, DC  USA  20423
  • Authors:
    • Davis, G M
    • SHERWOOD, C S
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00141576
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM