B-144261, APR. 27, 1961

B-144261: Apr 27, 1961

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SUCH AMOUNT IS CLAIMED TO BE DUE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF 38 ITEMS FROM WARNER ROBINS. THE CLAIM WAS ORIGINALLY DISALLOWED FOR LACK OF SATISFACTORY SUPPORTING EVIDENCE THAT THE TRAILER WAS FULLY LOADED SO AS TO MAKE APPLICABLE THERETO CHARGES BASED ON THE MINIMUM TRUCKLOAD WEIGHT RATHER THAN THOSE COMPUTED AT LESS-THAN-TRUCKLOAD RATES ON THE ACTUAL WEIGHTS OF THE ARTICLES SHIPPED.

B-144261, APR. 27, 1961

TO WATKINS AND REA:

BY YOUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 13, 1960, ACKNOWLEDGED OCTOBER 20, 1960, ON BEHALF OF AKERS MOTOR LINES, INC., YOU REQUEST REVIEW OF THE DISALLOWANCES BY OUR OFFICE OF THE CARRIER'S CLAIM FOR ADDITIONAL FREIGHT CHARGES BY BILL NO. 1736, IN THE AMOUNT OF $474.02. SUCH AMOUNT IS CLAIMED TO BE DUE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF 38 ITEMS FROM WARNER ROBINS, GEORGIA, TO MIDDLETOWN AND MARIETTA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNDER GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING NO. AF-5600496, DATED MAY 10, 1956. THE CLAIM WAS ORIGINALLY DISALLOWED FOR LACK OF SATISFACTORY SUPPORTING EVIDENCE THAT THE TRAILER WAS FULLY LOADED SO AS TO MAKE APPLICABLE THERETO CHARGES BASED ON THE MINIMUM TRUCKLOAD WEIGHT RATHER THAN THOSE COMPUTED AT LESS-THAN-TRUCKLOAD RATES ON THE ACTUAL WEIGHTS OF THE ARTICLES SHIPPED.

BASED ON THE ADDITIONAL SUPPORTING EVIDENCE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR LETTER AND A FURTHER REPORT FROM THE SHIPPING AGENCY, THE FILE HAS BEEN RETURNED TO OUR TRANSPORTATION DIVISION WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO ALLOW THE CLAIM, IF OTHERWISE CORRECT. SETTLEMENT SHOULD BE RECEIVED FROM OUR TRANSPORTATION DIVISION IN DUE COURSE.