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The

FREIGHT TRAF

RED BOOK

Reg. U. S. Pat. Oft.

A Practical Reference Book for those actively engaged
Work; An Everyday Guide for the Shipper; A Con
but Comprehensive Text Book for the Studen

of Freight Transportation.

Compiled and Edited

by
HARRY G. WILLIAMS

and
CHARLES J. FAGG

Price $6.00

PUBLISHED BY

THE TRAFFIC PUBLISHING CO.

150 Lafayette Street, New York.

1925 EDITION
DECEMBER, 1924

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PREFACE

This is the Fifth Annual Edition of THE FREIGHT TRAFFIC RED Book. Our opinion that a book of this kind would be invaluable, not alone to the student of Traffic Management, but also to those actively engaged in traffic and transportation work has been sustained by a host of subscribers who have renewed their subscriptions every year. This and the many special expressions concerning the value and usefulness of the book have been very gratifying to us. While pecuniary benefits from our labors were naturally expected, the reward of greatest treasure to us is the satisfaction derived from the knowledge that we have rendered a helpful service in the traffic field.

It has not been our purpose to prepare an extensive treatise on any of the subjects embraced herein, nor to offer any new idea for solving the many complex transportation problems, but to give in an unbiased and brief, yet comprehensive, form the fundamental principles underlying the transportation business as thus far developed, together with the present laws, rules and practices governing the operation of our great transportation system-all under one cover and in a form that would make it truly a ready-reference book for the busy traffic man and a text-book for the student of Traffic Management.

In preparing a book of this nature on subjects that are so materially affected by constantly changing laws, rules, and practices, it was necessary, in order to treat each subject in an authoritative manner, to procure the assistance of many practical traffic men who are authorities in their respective branches of the traffic field. Grateful acknowledgement, therefore, is made to the railroad, steamship, express, and industrial traffic officials who gave us constructive suggestions, criticisms and other valuable assistance in the preparation of this book.

THE FREIGHT TRAFFIC RED Book is revised and reissued each year, on or about December 15th. Supplements necessitated by any changes in any of the sections of this edition will be issued up to November 1, 1925, and sent to all subscribers free of charge.

As it is desired to have THE FREIGHT TRAFFIC RED Book continue to increase in circulation and in usefulness as a ready-reference book for all engaged or interested in traffic and transportation work, we hope to be able each year to add new sections. This can best be accomplished by suggestions from subscribers as to what in their opinion would make the book more serviceable to them. Therefore, constructive criticisms and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

THE AUTHORS.

PAGES
5-9

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Traffic Abbreviations....

Traffic Glossary.

Rate Factors...

Freight Classifications..

Rate Territories..............

Rate Bases....

Shipping Orders and Bills of Lading.

Packing and Marking.

Diversion and Reconsignment.--

Demurrage..

Storage

Lighterage..

Switching............

Weights and Weighing.

Routing...

Transit Privileges

Payment of Freight Charges

Freight Claims..

Land Grant Rates and Mileages..

Freight Tariffs........

Interstate Commerce Commission Tariff Rules.........

Interstate Commerce Commission Conference Rulings.

Government Regulation of Common Carriers..

Interstate Commerce Act..

Elkins Act.

Bills of Lading Act...

Transportation of Explosives Act.. .......

Transportation Act, 1920.......

Compulsory Testimony Act.......

Immunity of Witness Act..

Emergency Coal Act..

Rules of Practice Before the Interstate Commerce Commission...

General Fourth Section Orders of I. C. C................

Trucking....

Railway Express Service..

Parcel Post....

Export Traffic...

Import Traffic..

Foreign Trade Definitions.......

Drawbacks........

Marine Insurance..

The Metric System..

Foreign Banking.--

Foreign Credit Insurance..

Foreign Commerce Orders of I. C. C..

Harter Act...

United States Shipping Act.......

The Merchant Marine Act, 1920.

United States Shipping Board Tariff Rules...-

Rules of Practice Before the United States Shipping Board

Decisions of the United States Shipping Board..

Appendix: Standard Forms and Miscellaneous Tables..

List of Tariff Publishing Agents..........

Interstate Commerce Commission, Names of Members of.

Index.........

583

584

EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATIONS

GENERAL ABBREVIATIONS

Bls. -Bales
B/M-Board measure
B. 0.-(a) Bad order (b) Buyer's option
Br.-Branch
B. S.-Bill of sale
Bskt.—Basket
Bt.-Boat
Bu.-Bushel
Bx.-Box

A1.–First class
A. A. R.-Against all risks (insurance)
A. B. S.-American Bureau of Shipping
a/c-Account
Acct.-Account
Ack'd.-Acknowledged
Actg.-Acting
A. D.-Anno Domini (In the year of our Lord)
Add.—Addition
Adm. Ct.-Admiralty Court
Ad Val.-Ad valorem
A. F. A.- Auditor Freight Accounts
A. F. C.-Auditor Freight Claims
A. F. R.-Auditor Freight Receipts
A. F. T.-Auditor Freight Traffic
A. F. T. M.-Assistant Freight Traffic Manager
A. G. F. A.-Assistant General Freight Agent
Agrl. --Agricultural
Agt.-Agent
A. H.-Aft hatch
A. M.-Ante meridiem (before noon)
Amdt.-Amendment
Amt.-Amount
Ans.-Answer
A. O. C.-Auditor Overcharge Claims
A.Q.-Any quantity
A. R.-(a) All rail (b) Alleghany Region

(c) All
risks
A. R. A.-American Railway Association
Arb.—Arbitrary
Arr.-(a) Arrive (b) Arrival
Art.-Article
Ass'n-Association
Asst.-Assistant
Atl.–Atlantic
A. T. M.-Assistant Traffic Manager
Atty.-Attorney
Aud.-Auditor
Auth.-Authority
Av.-Average
Avdps.-Avoirdupois
Ave.-Avenue
A. W.-All water
A/W-Actual weight

°C.-Degree Centigrade
C. A.-(a) Claim Agent (b) Commercial Agent
C. A. F.-Cost, assurance and freight
C. & C.-Coal and coke
C. C.-(a) Corporation Commission. (b) Chief Clerk
C. E.-Consumption entry
C. F. A.-(a) Canadian Freight Association

(b) Central Freight Association
C. F. C.-Consolidated Freight Classification
C. F. T. B.-Central Freight Tariff Bureau
C. & F.-Cost and Freight
C. H.-(a) Clearing House (b) Court House
Chg.-Charge
C. I. F.-Cost, Insurance and Freight
C. I. F. C. 1.-Cost, Insurance, Freight, Collection, In-

terest C. I. F. & E.--Cost, Insurance, Freight and Exchange Cir.-Circular Ck.-(a) Cask (b) Check Class'n.-Classification C. and L.-Canal and lake C1.-Claim C. L.-Carload C. L. & R.-Canal, lake and rail Cld.—Cleared c/0—Care of Co.-(a) Company (b) County C. 0. D.-Cash (or collect) on delivery Col.-Column Coll.-(a) Collect (b) Colliery Com.-Committee Comb.Combination Com'l-Commercial Comm.-Commission Comm's-Commissioner Comp. G.-Compressed Gas Conf.-Conference Conf. Rul. Bul.-Conference Ruling Bulletin Cong.-Congress Cont'd-Continued Cor. L.-Corrosive Liquid Corp.—Corporation C. 0. S.-Cash on shipment C. P. A.-(a) Chartered Public Accountant

(b) Certified Public Accountant C. P. G.-Cotton piece goods Cr.-(a) Credit. (b) Creditor (c) Creek

Bal.-Balance
B. B.-Break bulk
Bbl.-Barrel
Bbls.-Barrels
Bd.-(a) Board (b) Bound
Bd. ft.-Board foot
Bdl.-Bundle
B. E.-(a) Bureau of Explosives (b) Bill of Exchange
Bet.-Between
B. & I. B.—Billing and Instruction Book
B. L. or B/L-Bill of lading
Bldg.-Building

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