Dixie Carriers, Inc. v. United States
351 U.S. 56 (1956)

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Dixie Carriers, Inc. v. United States, 351 U.S. 56 (1956)

Dixie Carriers, Inc. v. United States

No. 233

Argued March 27, 1956

Decided April 23, 1956

351 U.S. 56

Syllabus

On shipments of sulphur from mines near Galveston, Tex., to Danville, Ill., the railroads have established a joint all-rail rate which is lower than both the combination all-rail rate and the combination rail-barge rate; but they have refused to establish a joint rail-barge rate between the same points.

Held: such refusal constitutes a discrimination in rates between connecting lines prohibited by § 3(4) of the Interstate Commerce Act, and it is the duty of the Commission under § 307(d) to establish through routes and joint rates for rail-barge transportation in order to effectuate the National Transportation Policy that the Act be administered to preserve the "inherent advantages" of each form of transportation. Pp. 351 U. S. 56-61.

129 F.Supp. 28 reversed.

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