B-148059, JUN. 20, 1962

B-148059: Jun 20, 1962

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INC.: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JANUARY 22. CHARGES WERE ORIGINALLY PAID IN THE AMOUNT OF $608. A SUPPLEMENTAL BILL WAS FILED CLAIMING THE ADDITIONAL AMOUNT OF $60.80. WHICH WAS THE RESULT OF RAISING THE MINIMUM WEIGHT FOR THE SHIPMENT IN ISSUE TO 22. IT WAS CONTENDED THAT THE REVISED WEIGHT BASIS FOR THE SUBJECT SHIPMENT WAS PRESCRIBED BY HUGHES TRANSPORTATION. UPON REVIEW OF THE RECORD WE HAVE CONCLUDED THAT THE CLAIM HERE ASSERTED IS VALID UNDER THE APPLICABLE QUOTATION AND TARIFF. WE HAVE.

B-148059, JUN. 20, 1962

TO HUGHES TRANSPORTATION, INC.:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JANUARY 22, 1962, BY WHICH YOU REQUESTED A REVIEW OF OUR SETTLEMENT DATED NOVEMBER 3, 1961 (TK- 721920) WHICH DISALLOWED A CLAIM FOR $60.80 ADDITIONAL FREIGHT CHARGES ASSERTED IN CONNECTION WITH A SHIPMENT OF AMMUNITION WEIGHING 18,293 POUNDS THAT MOVED FROM INNESS, SOUTH CAROLINA, TO KEY WEST, FLORIDA, DURING JANUARY 1956, UNDER GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING NO. N 31994121. CHARGES WERE ORIGINALLY PAID IN THE AMOUNT OF $608, COMPUTED AT THE RATE OF $3.04 PER HUNDRED POUNDS APPLIED TO A MINIMUM WEIGHT OF 20,000 POUNDS. SUBSEQUENTLY, A SUPPLEMENTAL BILL WAS FILED CLAIMING THE ADDITIONAL AMOUNT OF $60.80, WHICH WAS THE RESULT OF RAISING THE MINIMUM WEIGHT FOR THE SHIPMENT IN ISSUE TO 22,000 POUNDS FROM 20,000 POUNDS. IN SUPPORT OF THE CLAIM, IT WAS CONTENDED THAT THE REVISED WEIGHT BASIS FOR THE SUBJECT SHIPMENT WAS PRESCRIBED BY HUGHES TRANSPORTATION, INC., U.S. GOVERNMENT RATE QUOTATION NO. 74, AND SOUTHERN MOTOR CARRIERS RATE CONFERENCE TARIFF NO. 1-B, MF-I.C.C. 370.

UPON REVIEW OF THE RECORD WE HAVE CONCLUDED THAT THE CLAIM HERE ASSERTED IS VALID UNDER THE APPLICABLE QUOTATION AND TARIFF. WE HAVE, THEREFORE, AUTHORIZED OUR TRANSPORTATION DIVISION TO ALLOW THE CLAIM, AND NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT SHOULD REACH HUGHES TRANSPORTATION, INC., IN DUE COURSE.