TRUCKING: Big New System

Among the important things which war is bringing the U.S. is a trucking system with 24,400 miles of routes, 3,500 vehicles and 179 terminals in 129 cities, from Massachusetts to Louisiana. Its name: Associated Transport, Inc., a merger (by exchange of stock) of eight firms which last year had a combined gross revenue of $25,000,000.

ICC, which previously turned down similar merger plans out of fear of monopoly, last week approved this merger over the protests of Thurman Arnold. ICC's reasons: elimination of 13,506 miles of duplicating truck routes (saving tires and gasoline in an area where gas is scarce), elimination...

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