B-148358, JUL. 6, 1962

B-148358: Jul 6, 1962

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INC.: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER DATED MARCH 2. PAYMENT WAS MADE ORIGINALLY ON THE BASIS OF A WEIGHT OF 2. THE SUPPLEMENTAL BILL WAS DISALLOWED BY SETTLEMENT CERTIFICATE DATED FEBRUARY 12. NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT WILL REACH YOU IN DUE COURSE.

B-148358, JUL. 6, 1962

TO AERO MAYFLOWER TRANSIT, INC.:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER DATED MARCH 2, 1962, IN WHICH YOU REQUESTED A REVIEW OF THE SETTLEMENT DISALLOWING YOUR CLAIM FOR ADDITIONAL FREIGHT CHARGES FOR TRANSPORTATION FURNISHED UNDER GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING AF-615134, ON A SHIPMENT OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS FROM RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA, TO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. PAYMENT WAS MADE ORIGINALLY ON THE BASIS OF A WEIGHT OF 2,590 POUNDS. YOU LATER FILED SUPPLEMENTAL BILL NO. 806126 FOR $38.74 AS AN ADDITIONAL ALLOWANCE, CONTENDING THAT THE SHIPMENT WEIGHED 2,939 POUNDS, RATHER THAN 2,590 POUNDS AS ORIGINALLY CLAIMED.

THE SUPPLEMENTAL BILL WAS DISALLOWED BY SETTLEMENT CERTIFICATE DATED FEBRUARY 12, 1962, FOR THE REASON THAT IN THE ABSENCE OF A SCALE CERTIFICATE OR OTHER EVIDENTIARY DATA ACCOUNTING FOR THE ADDITIONAL WEIGHT CLAIMED CHARGES COULD NOT BE ALLOWED IN EXCESS OF THOSE BASED ON THE 2,590 POUNDS SHOWN ON CONSIGNEE'S CERTIFICATE OF DELIVERY SUPPORTED BY SCALE CERTIFICATE NO. 50886 SHOWING THAT WEIGHT.

WITH YOUR LETTER DATED MARCH 2, 1962, YOU ENCLOSED A "CERTIFIED HOUSEHOLD GOODS UNIFORM WEIGHT TICKET" FOR AN ADDITIONAL 349 POUNDS ON THE SHIPMENT. WE FIND, IN THE LIGHT OF THIS NEW EVIDENCE, THAT YOUR SUPPLEMENTAL BILL MAY NOW BE ALLOWED, IF OTHERWISE CORRECT. NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT WILL REACH YOU IN DUE COURSE.