B-145116, JUN. 23, 1961

B-145116: Jun 23, 1961

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OUR TRANSPORTATION DIVISION WILL REVISE THE CHARGE BASIS TO REFLECT THESE FACTS AND YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTICE OF THE SETTLEMENT IN DUE COURSE. WAS BASED UPON MILEAGE COMPUTED FROM INFORMATION IN THE AVAILABLE RECORD. YOUR STATEMENT THAT THE DETOURS WERE REQUIRED BECAUSE OF OVERHEAD CLEARANCES. OUR TRANSPORTATION DIVISION WILL ISSUE A REVISED CERTIFICATE OF SETTLEMENT BASED UPON THAT MILEAGE.

B-145116, JUN. 23, 1961

TO K AND W TRUCKING COMPANY:

YOUR LETTER OF FEBRUARY 7, 1961, REQUESTED REVIEW OF THE AUDIT ACTION TAKEN HERE CONCERNING BILLS OF LADING NOS. AF-8900033 AND AF 8900022 AND REVIEW OF THE SETTLEMENT IN CLAIM TK-705723, DATED JANUARY 6, 1961, WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM FOR $32.40 ON BILL OF LADING NO. AF-8554407.

OUR INVESTIGATION OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE TRANSPORTATION FURNISHED ON BILLS OF LADING NOS. AF-8900033 AND AF 8900022 SUPPORTS YOUR ASSERTION THAT THE SHIPMENTS COVERED BY THESE BILLS OF LADING CONSISTED OF 55-GALLON DRUMS WHICH REQUIRED THE USE OF TWO TRUCKS FOR EACH SHIPMENT. ACCORDINGLY, OUR TRANSPORTATION DIVISION WILL REVISE THE CHARGE BASIS TO REFLECT THESE FACTS AND YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTICE OF THE SETTLEMENT IN DUE COURSE.

THE SETTLEMENT ISSUED IN CONNECTION WITH BILL OF LADING NO. AF 8554407, WHICH COVERED A SHIPMENT DESCRIBED AS "2 PCS FUSELAGE W/O POWER INSTALLED," WEIGHING 21,500 POUNDS, TRANSPORTED OCTOBER 29, 1958, FROM NIMBUS, CALIFORNIA, TO SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA, WAS BASED UPON MILEAGE COMPUTED FROM INFORMATION IN THE AVAILABLE RECORD, SINCE WE HAD NOTHING SUCH AS A HIGHWAY PERMIT, TO SHOW THE ACTUAL ROUTE OF MOVEMENT. WITH YOUR LETTER OF FEBRUARY 7, 1961, YOU SENT A COPY OF CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION PERMIT NO. 758-T-23339, DATED OCTOBER 28, 1958, COVERING THE TRANSPORTATION OF A "PALLETED MISSILE 64 FEET LONG" TO NIMBUS, APPARENTLY FROM SANTA MONICA. THIS PERMIT APPARENTLY COVERED TRANSPORTATION MOVING IN THE REVERSE DIRECTION FROM THAT COVERED BY BILL OF LADING NO. AF- 8554407. HOWEVER, UPON FURTHER CONSIDERATION, WE ACCEPT THE MILEAGE REPORTED IN YOUR LETTER OF FEBRUARY 7, 1961, AND YOUR STATEMENT THAT THE DETOURS WERE REQUIRED BECAUSE OF OVERHEAD CLEARANCES. OUR TRANSPORTATION DIVISION WILL ISSUE A REVISED CERTIFICATE OF SETTLEMENT BASED UPON THAT MILEAGE.