B-132375, JUL. 26, 1957

B-132375: Jul 26, 1957

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IS ENTITLED TO A TRAILER ALLOWANCE COMPUTED ON A PRORATA BASIS FOR THE DISTANCE HIS TRAILER WAS HAULED BY COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTER AND BY PRIVATELY OWNED AUTOMOBILE INCIDENT TO HIS PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS OF MARCH 19. LIEUTENANT VAN HOUSEN WAS RELIEVED FROM HIS DUTY STATION AT FORT RILEY. THE OFFICER WAS ASSIGNED TO DUTY AT FORT MACARTHUR. THE TRAILER WAS HAULED BY COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTER FROM FORT BLISS TO MIDWAY CITY. LIEUTENANT VAN HOUSEN WAS ALLOWED A TRAILER ALLOWANCE FOR 1. HE NOW CLAIMS AN ADDITIONAL 10 CENTS PER MILE FOR THE DISTANCE HIS TRAILER WAS HAULED BY COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTER. PROVIDES ONLY THAT PAYMENT OF THE TRAILER ALLOWANCE IS AUTHORIZED AT THE RATE OF 20 CENTS PER MILE IF THE HOUSE TRAILER IS TRANSPORTED UNDER CONTRACT BY A COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTER.

B-132375, JUL. 26, 1957

TO LIEUTENANT COLONEL EUGENE PALETZ, FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING OFFICER, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY:

BY FIRST INDORSEMENT OF JUNE 26, 1957, THE CHIEF OF FINANCE FORWARDED YOUR LETTER OF MAY 7, 1957, AND ACCOMPANYING PAPERS, TO US REQUESTING DECISION WHETHER LIEUTENANT CHARLES H. VAN HOUSEN, JR., IS ENTITLED TO A TRAILER ALLOWANCE COMPUTED ON A PRORATA BASIS FOR THE DISTANCE HIS TRAILER WAS HAULED BY COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTER AND BY PRIVATELY OWNED AUTOMOBILE INCIDENT TO HIS PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS OF MARCH 19, 1956, AND SEPTEMBER 7, 1956.

BY ORDERS DATED MARCH 19, 1956, LIEUTENANT VAN HOUSEN WAS RELIEVED FROM HIS DUTY STATION AT FORT RILEY, KANSAS, AND ASSIGNED TEMPORARY DUTY PENDING FURTHER ORDERS AT FORT RUCKER, ALABAMA, WITH TEMPORARY DUTY EN ROUTE AT EDWARD GARY AIR FORCE BASE, SAN MARCOS, TEXAS, FOR A PERIOD OF APPROXIMATELY 18 WEEKS AND TEMPORARY DUTY FOR APPROXIMATELY 13 WEEKS AT FORT RUCKER, ALABAMA. BY TWX DATED SEPTEMBER 7, 1956, THE OFFICER WAS ASSIGNED TO DUTY AT FORT MACARTHUR, CALIFORNIA, WITH TEMPORARY DUTY EN ROUTE AT FORT BLISS, TEXAS. HE HAULED HIS HOUSE TRAILER BY PRIVATELY OWNED AUTOMOBILE FROM FORT RILEY, KANSAS, TO GARY AIR FORCE BASE, TEXAS, A DISTANCE OF 711 MILES AND FROM THERE TO FORT BLISS, TEXAS, A DISTANCE OF 627 MILES, OR FOR A TOTAL DISTANCE OF 1,338 MILES. THE TRAILER WAS HAULED BY COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTER FROM FORT BLISS TO MIDWAY CITY, CALIFORNIA, A DISTANCE OF 814 MILES. LIEUTENANT VAN HOUSEN WAS ALLOWED A TRAILER ALLOWANCE FOR 1,542 MILES AT 10 CENTS PER MILE FOR THE DISTANCE FROM HIS FORMER PERMANENT DUTY STATION AT FORT RILEY TO HIS NEW PERMANENT DUTY STATION AT FORT MACARTHUR, IN THE AMOUNT OF $154.20 ON VOUCHER NO. 26870 IN THE APRIL 1957 ACCOUNTS OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL EUGENE PALETZ, SYMBOL A 5080. HE NOW CLAIMS AN ADDITIONAL 10 CENTS PER MILE FOR THE DISTANCE HIS TRAILER WAS HAULED BY COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTER.

PARAGRAPH 10004, JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS, PROVIDES ONLY THAT PAYMENT OF THE TRAILER ALLOWANCE IS AUTHORIZED AT THE RATE OF 20 CENTS PER MILE IF THE HOUSE TRAILER IS TRANSPORTED UNDER CONTRACT BY A COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTER, AND AT THE RATE OF 10 CENTS PER MILE IF TRANSPORTED BY ANY OTHER MEANS. WHERE AN OTHERWISE AUTHORIZED MOVEMENT OF A TRAILER IS ACCOMPLISHED IN PART BY COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTER AND IN PART BY OTHER MEANS NO REASON IS PERCEIVED WHY TWO RATES SHOULD NOT BE USED IN MAKING REIMBURSEMENT. SINCE THIS MEMBER'S HOUSE TRAILER WAS MOVED BY A COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTER FROM FORT BLISS TO HIS NEW STATION, A DISTANCE OF 814 MILES, AFTER FIRST BEING TOWED IN THE DIRECTION OF THE NEW STATION FOR A DISTANCE OF 728 MILES (1,542 LESS 814) BY OTHER MEANS, THE TRAILER ALLOWANCE SHOULD BE COMPUTED AT 20 CENTS PER MILE FOR 814 MILES, OR $162.80, AND 10 CENTS PER MILE FOR 728 MILES, OR $72.80, A TOTAL OF $235.60. SINCE THE MEMBER HAS BEEN ALLOWED THE SUM OF $154.20 HE IS ENTITLED TO AN ADDITIONAL ALLOWANCE OF $81.40.

ACCORDINGLY, PAYMENT ON THE SUBMITTED VOUCHER IN THE SUM OF $81.40, WHICH IS RETURNED, IS AUTHORIZED, IF OTHERWISE CORRECT.