Transport: Store-to-Door (Concl.)

In 1920, Class 1 U. S. railroads carried 53,202,296 tons of less-than-carload freight shipments. By 1935 volume had fallen 74% to 14,036,154 tons. Chief reason was the competition of highway trucking. Truckmen claim that railroads are foolish to bemoan the decline because the roads must handle such freight at a loss anyway. But railroadmen want all the business they can get. Last January, in an attempt to recoup, railroads in the West and Southwest got Interstate Commerce Commission approval for a "store-to-door" service. At both ends of the rail haul the roads...

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