B-130182, MAY 7, 1957

B-130182: May 7, 1957

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TO PEORIA CARTAGE COMPANY: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER. YOU EXPLAIN IN YOUR LETTER THAT YOUR RECORDS COVERING THESE SHIPMENTS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED AND YOU REQUEST INFORMATION AS TO THE PARTICULAR CARRIERS (OTHER THAN THE PEORIA CARTAGE COMPANY) WHICH HANDLED THESE SHIPMENTS. WT-8781842 COVERS A SHIPMENT OF AMMUNITION PACKING BOXES WHICH WAS TENDERED TO THE "D. THE BILL OF LADING WAS UNROUTED EXCEPT AS TO THE "D. " AND THAT CARRIER AND THE PEORIA CARTAGE COMPANY ARE THE ONLY CARRIERS REFERRED TO IN OUR RECORD AS HAVING HANDLED THE SHIPMENT. WT-4158280 COVERS A SHIPMENT OF IRON OR STEEL MACHINERY PARTS WHICH WAS TENDERED TO "LAKE SHORE MOTOR TRANSIT" ON MAY 18. THIS BILL OF LADING WAS ROUTED "LAKE SHORE MOTOR TRANSIT AND CONNECTING LINES.

B-130182, MAY 7, 1957

TO PEORIA CARTAGE COMPANY:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER, FILE T-1/30, IN WHICH YOU MAKE REFERENCE TO OUR SETTLEMENT CERTIFICATE DATED OCTOBER 15, 1956, IN CLAIM TK-625961, WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM FOR $104.64 AS ADDITIONAL FREIGHT CHARGES ALLEGED TO BE DUE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF TWO SHIPMENTS OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY MOVING FROM DOYLINE, LOUISIANA, TO FREEPORT, ILLINOIS, AND FROM BENTON HARBOR, MICHIGAN, TO GRANITE CITY, ILLINOIS, UNDER BILLS OF LADING WT-8781842 AND WT-4158280, IN MAY 1944. YOU EXPLAIN IN YOUR LETTER THAT YOUR RECORDS COVERING THESE SHIPMENTS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED AND YOU REQUEST INFORMATION AS TO THE PARTICULAR CARRIERS (OTHER THAN THE PEORIA CARTAGE COMPANY) WHICH HANDLED THESE SHIPMENTS.

BILL OF LADING NO. WT-8781842 COVERS A SHIPMENT OF AMMUNITION PACKING BOXES WHICH WAS TENDERED TO THE "D. C. HALL TRANS. CO.' AT DOYLINE, LOUISIANA, ON MAY 13, 1944, FOR TRANSPORTING TO FREEPORT, ILLINOIS. THE BILL OF LADING WAS UNROUTED EXCEPT AS TO THE "D. C. HALL TRANS. CO., " AND THAT CARRIER AND THE PEORIA CARTAGE COMPANY ARE THE ONLY CARRIERS REFERRED TO IN OUR RECORD AS HAVING HANDLED THE SHIPMENT.

BILL OF LADING NO. WT-4158280 COVERS A SHIPMENT OF IRON OR STEEL MACHINERY PARTS WHICH WAS TENDERED TO "LAKE SHORE MOTOR TRANSIT" ON MAY 18, 1944, FOR TRANSPORTING TO GRANITE CITY, ILLINOIS. THIS BILL OF LADING WAS ROUTED "LAKE SHORE MOTOR TRANSIT AND CONNECTING LINES," AND THE "LAKE SHORE MOTOR TRANSIT" AND THE "PEORIA CARTAGE COMPANY" ARE THE ONLY CARRIERS SHOWN IN OUR RECORDS TO HAVE HANDLED THIS SHIPMENT.

PROBABLY THE FREIGHT BILLS ISSUED BY THE DELIVERING CARRIER (PEORIA CARTAGE COMPANY) WOULD NAME ANY INTERMEDIATE PARTICIPATING CARRIERS. HOWEVER, SINCE THE DESTINATION CARRIERS' FREIGHT BILLS ARE NOT REQUIRED IN SUPPORT OF THE CARRIERS' CLAIMS FOR THE PAYMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CHARGES ON GOVERNMENT SHIPMENTS, THE FREIGHT BILLS ARE NOT A PART OF OUR RECORD IN THESE CASES.

PHOTOSTATIC COPIES OF BILLS OF LADING NOS. WT-8781842 AND WT 4158280, AND OF YOUR BILL NO. 323 ON WHICH YOU CLAIMED CHARGES ON THESE TWO SHIPMENTS, ARE ENCLOSED. ANY OTHER INFORMATION AVAILABLE HERE WHICH WILL BE OF ASSISTANCE TO YOU IN DETERMINING THE IDENTITY OF THE INTERMEDIATE CARRIERS (IF ANY) WHICH PARTICIPATED IN THIS TRAFFIC WILL BE FURNISHED UPON REQUEST.