Transport: Store-to-Door Delay

Truckmen say that railroads are foolish to bewail the loss of less-than-carload shipments to the highways because the roads must handle such freight at a loss anyway. Railroadmen, on the other hand, want all the business they can get. With the Interstate Commerce Commission's approval, a group of roads in the West and Southwest last January started "store-to-door" service. At both ends of the rail haul the roads furnished trucks to pick up or deliver freight free of charge.

Although freight rates are lower and truck costs higher in the East, the...

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