Leadership

RULES FOR PRIVATE CARRIERS MAY REDUCE CAR FIRE ALARMS

Issue 4 and Volume 93.

RULES FOR PRIVATE CARRIERS MAY REDUCE CAR FIRE ALARMS Federal Regulation of Private Carriers May Result in Fire Extinguishers on Each Truck LENGTHY hearings before the Interstate Commerce Commission last year led to the conclusion that there is a need for Federal regulation of motor vehicles engaged in transporting property by private carriers. Present regulations apply only to common and contract motor carriers engaged in interstate commerce. Although the I.C.C. has made no decision on this conclusion, there is hope in the situation for an improvement in the motor vehicle fire problem. One of the items of safety equipment required for common and contract carriers is a fire extinguisher, and there is every reason to assume that a similar regulation will be enacted for private carriers. Large Number Affected It is to be expected, when and if the regulations for private carriers are prescribed, between 750,000 and 1,000,000 commercial trucks…

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