United States v. Contract Steel Carriers, Inc.
350 U.S. 409 (1956)

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United States v. Contract Steel Carriers, Inc., 350 U.S. 409 (1956)

United States v. Contract Steel Carriers, Inc.

No. 102

Argued February 29, 1956

Decided March 12, 1956

350 U.S. 409

Syllabus

l. If a requirement that the services of a "contract carrier by motor vehicle," within the meaning of 49 U.S.C. § 303(a)(15), must be individual and specialized is to be read into this section by its legislative history, the requirement was satisfied in this case, since this carrier hauls only strictly limited types of steel products under individual and continuing contractual agreements with a comparatively small number of shippers throughout a large area. P. 350 U. S. 411.

2. The fact that this contract carrier has actively solicited business within the bounds of its license does not support a finding by the Interstate Commerce Commission that the carrier was "holding itself out to the general public" as a common carrier. Pp. 350 U. S. 411-412.

128 F.Supp. 25 affirmed.

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