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NEW BRITAIN DAILY HERALD, FRIDAY, MARCH . MM.
ATWATER OPPOSES MOTORTRUCK BILL Speaks Before Joint Senate and House Committee ' 'A 5P"f u.rTTT' '7 7.J 1 ii n fl O ol Sptil"to The llari'4.) Washington, D. C. March !8 .1, K. Atwater, traffic manager of the American Hardware Corporation, New Britain, Conn., appeared today borore the Joint senate, and home of representatives commute to testify In the- Interests of the motor vehicle commute of the Manufacturers' as soclatlon of' Connecticut, Inc., of ll irtford at the hearing on the bill to regulate Interstate commerce hy motor vehicles operating ni common carriers on public highway. Mr. Atwater will present the manufacturers' side of the question to a committee from a New England standpoint and his testimony Is re garded bh some of .the most Im portant Information to come up at the hearing. The committee has heen In session In the national capi tal sine last Monday. Mr. Atwater's testimony before the committee was as follows: "A you take this hill under con figuration, we ask you to think of transportation as transportation and not as railroad transportation. "Every form of transportation has its Individual characteristics. Before any federal law of regulation is en acted, congress should appoint a committee to make . thorough study and analysis of the Individual employment, needs, and service of the motor truck and the particular requirements it offers to the Indus tries, farmers, merchants, and those employing thiB mode of transporta tion. "Shippers, generally, have no ob ieclion to regulation. In fact, regu lation of the proper kind 1s recog nized hy all business for successful development, but It Is equally patent that regulation, 111 conceived, will just as effectively strangle promising development. "One mistake we believe Is that this bill does not provide for the separation of the bus from the truck. The character of the work of each is so different, we feel that they re quire separate legislation. , "1. The bus has its regular ter minals and its passengers come to those terminals, while the truck per forms more of a taxi cab service. '"2. On account of the require ments of the manufacturer, trucks ,-annot be assigned to regular routes or terminals. Such assignment will eliminate, the flexibility. "Section 4 Ninety days allowed in which, to file application for certificate. "Under the wording of the act, ihs fact that a truckman has been in operation for years Is not prima fala evidence of the existence of public necessity for the trucks to operate.' Under this act the board can deny certificate and put the motor carrier out of (service and de stroy his business. There la not jus tice )h such a law. "Section 5. -Under this clause a rahrosd owned, controlled or op eiated trucking firm can obtain a certificate for commercial trucking between shipper consignee, and common carrier station, arid once obtained. U would practically be im possible for any other operator to obtain a similar permit for the r.ame district, regardless of the di versified type of service and tho i.ecd for emergency service. This would eliminate all competition. "Section 6 Before Issuing permit, bill says, the board must givo icaaonablo consideration to avail able transportation service by rail :oad or other existing agencies. This vould create a monopoly. No law should be permitted that would tend !o be monopolistic. All this agitation find from all re I orts, leads me to believe that the i.romoters of inch legislation are of the opinion that these motor truck firms now In operation purchased lv? trucks and then went out solicit ing business. In the majority of c,-.sen, this Is not true, j have In mind motor truckmen operating In Vmneetloul to whom the. long dis tance service never entered their tr.lnd until requests from manufac turer came to them to handle their Mods; Changed conditions brought n')Oi!t In the last few years require t.'iis f;ii'i-'iH and o'.i.r night service. "It Is not customary for manufac turers or shippers in general to hire ;) and that truckman, but you ill find by studying the situation ;i.;H ucch Industry has its own In dividual truckman, and you will goiitrrlly find that tho truckman only lias a few firms on his books let whom he is hauilng goodj. The truckman that might he called a common carrier, ou will find In the Minority. "Ghltg consideration to available transportation. Is bound to eliminate competition and would seriously a, teel not only our Industries, but wholsale grocers, merchants, and farmers, and you would be forcing uhlppers to discontinue hiring out side trucking ftrmo and to purchase their own trucks. Those who favor regulation of the tj pe set up In the bill which T am discussing, would tlnd that uron passage their objec tion's were frustrated. In other words, the manufacturer or the large user of transportation would be compelled to purchase his own truck?, and In order to operate them economical!;-, he would be compelled to load them to maximum capacity on delivery and return loads, so that a great deal of the tonnage which now moves via rail would be diverted to truck movement in order to make the purchased trucks proflr nhle. "Section 7. Hearing must be -niit.- l and evidence of convenience atid ri"ces'i;y, before the authoriza tion of a certificate to a truckman, and no truckman would be per mitted to operate without being In possession of a certificate. With such a law In frrce, where would a shipper oer b" able to eecure a Mr-d motor trick for Industrial 'frli or "niergeicy purposes? "V"e malctalr that motor trucks :. rfei-m a -T.ie hlch 1h rail ".:!! r;et title 10 phe. Certain traffic Is hettir and more economl 'al!y handtM ! motor truck, and fil io lj tir i warn. umMmsd mm Our Easy Credit Terms Are Offered Without Extra Charge QQ weekly payments on purchases S2 50 weel'5' payments on purchases QQ $6.50 weekly payments on purchases up to up to tDUUU V gj2 fjQ weekly payments on purchases 000 Monthly payments If desired. Accounts opened from $5 to ?5,000 at relatively small payments. 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