Council Urges ICC to Modify Restrictions on Piggyback Services

by Council on Wage and Price Stability on January 6, 1977
by Council on Wage and Price Stability


Restrictions on the use of “piggyback” services by motor carriers should be eliminated, according to the Council on Wage and Price Stability in a filing made today before the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC). At present, motor carriers may utilize rail service for part of the journey (“trailer-on-flatcar” or “piggyback”) only if the total mileage traveled is at least 80 percent of the authorized highway route. On November 2, 1976, the ICC asked for public comments on whether this “80 percent rule” should be relaxed or eliminated. The Council commended the ICC for taking this initiative and urged it to eliminate the restriction. 





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