B-164261, JUL. 7, 1969

B-164261: Jul 7, 1969

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INC.: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF MAY 20. THE RECORD HERE INDICATES THAT THE REWEIGHING WAS NOT PERFORMED BY YOU AND IT DOES NOT SHOW THAT YOUR AGENT WAS PRESENT AT THE REWEIGHING. EFFORTS TO OBTAIN THE REWEIGH SCALE TICKET OR A COPY THEREOF HAVE BEEN UNAVAILING. WE HAVE TODAY AUTHORIZED OUR TRANSPORTATION DIVISION TO ALLOW YOUR CLAIM. IF WHERE THE REWEIGHING IS DONE BY YOUR COMPANY . OR ITS AGENT IS PRESENT OTHERWISE PROPER. THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS REQUIRED TO SUPPORT THE REPORTED WEIGHT OF THE SHIPMENT AT DESTINATION. IN SUCH EVENT THE CARRIER IS IN AT LEAST AS GOOD A POSITION AS THE GOVERNMENT TO KNOW AND TO HAVE AVAILABLE EVIDENCE OF SUCH WEIGHT.

B-164261, JUL. 7, 1969

TO UNITED VAN LINES, INC.:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF MAY 20, 1968, REQUESTING REVIEW OF THE SETTLEMENT CERTIFICATE DATED APRIL 26, 1968, WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM (OUR TK-868899) FOR $80.13 FOR ADDITIONAL FREIGHT CHARGES ON BILL NO. 114-9087-64A.

THE RECORD HERE INDICATES THAT THE REWEIGHING WAS NOT PERFORMED BY YOU AND IT DOES NOT SHOW THAT YOUR AGENT WAS PRESENT AT THE REWEIGHING. ALSO, EFFORTS TO OBTAIN THE REWEIGH SCALE TICKET OR A COPY THEREOF HAVE BEEN UNAVAILING. ACCORDINGLY, AND IN VIEW OF CERTAIN EVIDENCE CASTING DOUBT ON THE RELIABILITY OF THE REPORT AS TO THE WEIGHT OF THE SHIPMENT ON ITS BEING REWEIGHED AT DESTINATION, WE HAVE TODAY AUTHORIZED OUR TRANSPORTATION DIVISION TO ALLOW YOUR CLAIM, IF WHERE THE REWEIGHING IS DONE BY YOUR COMPANY -- OR ITS AGENT IS PRESENT OTHERWISE PROPER.

YOU SHOULD RECEIVE NOTICE OF THE REVISED SETTLEMENT IN DUE COURSE BUT SUCH SETTLEMENT SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS ANY INDICATION THAT AT THE REWEIGHING -- THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS REQUIRED TO SUPPORT THE REPORTED WEIGHT OF THE SHIPMENT AT DESTINATION. IN SUCH EVENT THE CARRIER IS IN AT LEAST AS GOOD A POSITION AS THE GOVERNMENT TO KNOW AND TO HAVE AVAILABLE EVIDENCE OF SUCH WEIGHT.