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('OMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE COMMERCE

JAMES COUZENS, Michigan, Chairman JAMES E. WATSON, Indiana.

ELLISON D. SMITH, South Carolina. SIMEON D. FESS, Ohio.

KEY PITTMAN, Nevada. ROBERT B. HOWELL, Nebraska.

C. C. DILL, Washington. JESSE H. METCALF, Rhode Island.

BURTON K. WHEELER, Montana. OTIS F. GLENN, Illinois.

HARRY B. HAWES, Missouri. SMITH W. BROOKHART, Iowa.

ROBERT F. WAGNER, New York. HAMILTON F. KEAN, New Jersey.

MILLARD E. TYDINGS, Maryland. DANIEL 0. HASTINGS, Delaware.

ALBEN W. BARKLEY, Kentucky. H. D. HATFIELD, West Virginia.

M. M. NEELY, West Virginia.
JOHN CARSON, Clerk

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REGULATION OF MOTOR CARRIER TRANSPORTATION

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1932

UNITED STATES SCNATE,
COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE COMMERCE,

Washvigton, D.C. The committee met, pursuant to call, in the committee room, 412 Senate Office Building, at 10.30 o'clock a. m., Senator James Couzens presiding.

Present: Senators Couzens (chairman), Watson, Fess, Metcalf, Glenn, Brookhart, Hatfield, Smith, Pittman, Dill, Wheeler, Wagner, and Neely.

The CHAIRMAN. The committee will please come to order. The meeting is called for the purpose of considering Senate bill 2793, introduced in the Senate, calendar day January 8, 1932, to regulate the transportation of persons and property in interstate and foreign commerce by motor carrier operating on the public highways, and for other purposes.

Some of the members of the committee desired that before we went into the details of the bill or the exact provisions of the bill, we get a complete picture of the whole question of motor vehicle transportation in conjunction with railroad transportation, and for that purpose we have asked Mr. Flynn of the Interstate Commerce Commission, one of the examiners, to come here and present the results of his study and observations. We, therefore, would like to hear from Mr. Flynn. STATEMENT OF LEO J. FLYNN, ATTORNEY AND EXAMINER TO

THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION, WASHINGTON, D. C.

The CHAIRMAN. If you will give the reporter your full name and occupation for the record, we would like to have it.

Mr. Flynn. My name is Leo J. Flynn, attorney and examiner, Interstate Commerce Commission. I appear here at the request of your committee, Mr. Chairman. I have no prepared statement to make, and, so far as possible, I would like to confine my statement to factual statements. Questions of policy and the matters pertaining to the bill I think should properly be left to the members of the commission or the legislative committee of the commission. • This investigation has just been concluded, in which I made a report. Docket 23400, Coordination of Motor Transportation, is the second general investigation which the commission instituted and conducted in the matter of motor vehicle operations. The first was docketed under No. 18300, titled “Motor Bus and Motor Truck

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