Transport: Feast or Fight?

Four pleas and plans laid before four Interstate Commerce Commissioners last week by truckmen and railroaders sounded as if the U. S. railroad and trucking industries were either getting ready for a great consolidation feast or a grim competitive fight.

¶ In Manhattan, Keeshin Transcontinental Freight Lines, largest U. S. truck operator (TIME, Sept. 2), explained to an Interstate Commerce Commissioner why it wished to buy Seaboard Freight Lines, New England's largest operator, for $250,000. In opposition, all New England's major railroads declared that the plan would effect no vital economies, was not...

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