TRANSPORTATION: Trucking Overhaul

For more than a year, the Ford Administration has waged a crusader's war against "regulatory fiefdoms" in the Federal Government that, it claims, aggravate inflation by keeping prices artificially high and limiting competition. Last week, in line with this campaign, the Administration submitted to Congress a Motor Carrier Reform Act, which would largely remove interstate truck and bus transportation from federal regulation. This marked the third phase of a land-air offensive: earlier the Administration had proposed a Railroad Revitalization Act, which would lift the heavy hand of the Interstate Commerce Commission...

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