Business: Trucking War

Deregulating the highways

What cause could possibly unite Ralph Nader, Inflation Fighter Alfred Kahn, the National Association of Manufacturers and the American Conservative Union in enthusiastic support of Teddy Kennedy? Of all things, deregulation of the trucking industry, which is likely to ignite one of the hottest fights in Washington over the next year or two. Stealing a march on the Carter Administration, the Massachusetts Senator last week outlined a bill to repeal the antitrust exemption that for the past 30 years has enabled groups of truckers to get together and set freight rates. As new chairman of the Senate Judiciary...

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