B-140805, MAY 2, 1961

B-140805: May 2, 1961

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INC.: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF FEBRUARY 2. WAS SUSTAINED BY OUR LETTER OF DECEMBER 8. YOU CONTEND THAT ADDITIONAL FREIGHT CHARGES FOR $242.50 ARE DUE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF ONE ARMY PORTABLE FIELD SHOWER BATH UNIT. WHICH WAS MOVED FROM JEFFERSONVILLE. TO SUPPORT YOUR CHARGES AND TO SHOW THAT TWO CARRIERS WERE CONCERNED WITH THIS SHIPMENT. BOTH DOCUMENTS APPEAR TO SUPPORT YOUR CONTENTION THAT THE SHIPMENT WAS A JOINT HAUL MOVEMENT VIA ZIFFRIN TRUCK LINES. THESE CHARGES ARE COMPUTED ON THE BASIS OF A MINIMUM WEIGHT OF 10. THERE WAS PREVIOUSLY ALLOWED ON THE SHIPMENT THE AMOUNT BILLED. WE HAVE INSTRUCTED OUR TRANSPORTATION DIVISION.

B-140805, MAY 2, 1961

TO HENNIS FREIGHT LINES, INC.:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF FEBRUARY 2, 1960, ACKNOWLEDGED FEBRUARY 8, 1960, FURNISHING ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION AND REQUESTING THAT FURTHER CONSIDERATION BE GIVEN YOUR CLAIM PER BILL NO. 308310, FILE OC-O- 5476, THE DISALLOWANCE OF WHICH, ON THE EVIDENCE THEN AVAILABLE, WAS SUSTAINED BY OUR LETTER OF DECEMBER 8, 1959, B-140805.

YOU CONTEND THAT ADDITIONAL FREIGHT CHARGES FOR $242.50 ARE DUE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF ONE ARMY PORTABLE FIELD SHOWER BATH UNIT, WEIGHING 6,220 POUNDS, WHICH WAS MOVED FROM JEFFERSONVILLE, INDIANA, TO FORT BRAGG, NORTH CAROLINA, UNDER GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING NO. WY 1344931, DATED MARCH 26, 1953. TO SUPPORT YOUR CHARGES AND TO SHOW THAT TWO CARRIERS WERE CONCERNED WITH THIS SHIPMENT, YOU SUBMITTED A LETTER DATED JANUARY 29, 1960, FROM ZIFFRIN TRUCK LINES, INC., AND A COPY OF THEIR BILL NO. LV 42397 ISSUED MARCH 26, 1953. BOTH DOCUMENTS APPEAR TO SUPPORT YOUR CONTENTION THAT THE SHIPMENT WAS A JOINT HAUL MOVEMENT VIA ZIFFRIN TRUCK LINES, INC., AND HENNIS FREIGHT LINES, INC.

ON THE BASIS OF THE RATES APPLICABLE TO A JOINT HAUL MOVEMENT, THE CHARGES FOR THE SHIPMENT SHOULD BE $344.44. THESE CHARGES ARE COMPUTED ON THE BASIS OF A MINIMUM WEIGHT OF 10,000 POUNDS AND THE SECOND CLASS RATE OF 107 CENTS PER 100 POUNDS FROM JEFFERSONVILLE, INDIANA, TO CINCINNATI, OHIO; AND, 224 CENTS PER 100 POUNDS ON A 10,000 POUND MINIMUM WEIGHT PLUS SIX PERCENT SURCHARGE FROM CINCINNATI, OHIO, TO FORT BRAGG, NORTH CAROLINA. THERE WAS PREVIOUSLY ALLOWED ON THE SHIPMENT THE AMOUNT BILLED, $501.14, LESS $242.50 RECOVERED BY DEDUCTION OF $258.64. ACCORDINGLY, WE HAVE INSTRUCTED OUR TRANSPORTATION DIVISION, IF OTHERWISE PROPER, TO MAKE SETTLEMENT FOR $85.80 ($344.44 LESS $258.64) THE BALANCE OWED ON THE SHIPMENT MADE UNDER GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING NO. WY-1344931. SUCH SETTLEMENT, CONTAINING SPECIFIC REFERENCES TO THE TARIFF PROVISIONS RELIED UPON FOR OUR COMPUTATIONS SHOULD BE RECEIVED BY YOU IN DUE COURSE.

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