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(FREIGHT TARIFFS AND CLASSIFICATIONS.)
27. Letter of transmittal.-All tariffs that are filed with the Commission will be accompanied by a letter of transmittal, on paper 8 by 1042 inches in size, and to the following effect:
[Name of carrier in full.]
General Freight Department,
(Date) Advice No. To the Interstate Commerce Commission,
Washington, D. C.: Accompanying schedule is sent you for filing, in compliance with the requirements of the act to regulate commerce, issued by
and bearing I. C. C. No. Supp. No. —, to I. C. C. No. :
Effective and is concurred in by all carriers named therein as participants, under continuing concurrences or authorizations now on file with the Interstate Commerce Commission, except the following-named carriers, whose concurrences are attached hereto:
(Signature of filing agent.)
A separate letter may accompany each schedule, or the form may be modified to provide for filing under one letter as many schedules as can conveniently be entered.
Note.-If receipt for accompanying schedule is desired the letter of transmittal must be sent in duplicate, and one copy will be stamped and returned as receipt.
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Tariffs that were lawfully on file with the Commission on June 1, 1907, and that have not since that time been superseded or canceled, will be considered as continued in force and until they can be properly reissued may be amended without complying with the requirements of these rules as to the number and volume of supplements, and as to showing concurrence forms and numbers. All tariffs issued or reissued later than June 1, 1907, must conform to all of these rules. The Commission may direct the reissue of any tariff at any time. A tariff publication as to which these regulations have not been conformed to is subject to rejection by the Commission when tendered for filing.
The term "joint fare,” as used herein, is construed to mean a fare that extends over the lines of two or more carriers and that is made by joint arrangement or agreement between such carriers.
"Joint tariffs" are those which contain or are made up from such "joint fares.'
28. Tariffs must be printed.-All tariffs must be printed on hard calendered paper of good quality from type of size not less than 6-point full face. Stereotype, planograph, or other printing-press process may be used. Reproductions by hectograph or similar process, typewritten sheets, or proof sheets must not be used for posting or filing, except in preparation of tariffs covering excursion fares that are effective for not exceeding ten consecutive selling dates or for excursions limited to thirty days or less.
29. Three classes of tariffs.—Passenger tariffs will be of three classes:
(a) Joint tariffs, applying to traffic between points on the lines of two or more carriers.
(b) Local tariffs, applying only to traffic between points on the lines of the issuing carrier.
(c) Interdivision tariffs, applying only to traffic between points on different divisions of the lines of the issuing carrier, except that, under proper concurrences, shown in the tariff, interdivision fares may be included to and from points on directly connecting subsidiary lines. When this is done the title of tariff must be “Interdivision tariff of Ry. and its subsidiary lines,” and each such subsidiary line must be shown in list of participating carriers, together with the form and number of its concurrence. The use of interdivision tariffs will be optional with carriers.
30. Size and form of tariffs.-Joint tariffs must be in page or pamphlet form, and of size 8 by 11 inches. Local and interdivision tariffs may be in book form, not larger than 8 by 11 inches, or in single-sheet form of size desired by issuing carrier. Loose-leaf plan may be used so that changes can be made by reprinting and inserting a single leaf.
31. Local tariffs.—Local tariffs may be in one or more books or pamphlets and must show the exact fare from each point to each other point on the lines of the issuing carrier. If desired, certain of the fares which appear in local tariffs may be repeated in interdivision or joint tariffs, but fares so repeated must be the same in every tariff in which they appear.
32. Contents of interdivision tariffs.-Interdivision tariffs shall show:
(a) The exact fares between each point on one division and each point on the other division or divisions to which the tariff applies; or
(b) The exact fares between each point on a division and the principal points on the other division or divisions to which the tariff applies, together with explicit rules and bases from which to determine the fares to and from each of the less important points on the division or divisions to which the tariff applies and which are not named in the tariff.
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33. Title-page shall show:-The title-page of every tariff shall show:
(b) I. C. C. number and cancellations.-I. C. C. number of tariff in bold type on upper right-hand corner, and immediately thereunder, in smaller type, the I. C. C. number or numbers of tariffs and supplements.canceled thereby. If, however, the number of canceled tariffs is so large as to render it impracticable to thus enter them, they must be shown on following page, but specific reference to such list must be entered on title-page immediately under the number of the tariff. Serial numbers of carrier may, if desired, be entered below the upper marginal line of title-page. Separate serial I. C. C. numbers will be used for freight and passenger tariffs.
(c) Kind of tariff.—Whether tariff is local, interdivision, or joint.
(d) Territory.-The territory or points from and to which the tariff applies, briefly stated.
(e) Dates.—Date of issue and date effective. Any tariff may be changed upon statutory notice of thirty days, or, under special permission from the Commission, upon shorter notice. Therefore, a provision in a tariff that the tariff, or any part of it, will expire upon a given date, is not a guaranty that the tariff, or such part of it, will remain effective until that date. The Commission considers such expiration notices undesirable, as many complications have arisen through their being over. looked. Such provision, if used, must be understood to mean that the tariff, or specified part of it, will expire upon the date named unless sooner canceled, changed, or extended in lawful way. On such tariffs the term “Expires
unless sooner canceled, changed, or extended," must be used.
(f) Officer issuing.–Name, title, and address of officer by whom tariff is issued.
(g) Only one supplement.-On upper left-hand corner the words: “Only one supplement to this tariff may be in effect at any time.'' (See exception in Rule 52.)
(h) When issued by special permission or order of Commission on less than statutorý notice.--On every tariff or supplement that is issued on less than thirty days' notice by permission from or order or regulation of the Commission, notation that it is issued under special permission or order of the Interstate Commerce Commission, No. -, of date or by authority of Rule –, Tariff Circular
(i) Notation on excursion tariff.—On every excursion tariff issued under Rule 52 notation, “Issued Under Authority of Rule 52, Tariff Circular 15-A.''
34. Tariffs shall contain:--Tariffs shall contain, in the order named: (a) Table of contents.-Table of contents, full and complete.
(b) Names of participating carriers-Show concurrence forms and numbers.Names of issuing carriers, including those for which joint agent acts under power of attorney, and names of carriers participating under concurrences, both alphabetically arranged. If there be not more than ten participating carriers their names may be shown on the title-page of the tariff. The form and number of the power of attorney or concurrence which each carrier is made party to the tariff must be shown.
Excursion fare tariffs must show, or refer to, list of participating carriers.Tariffs containing round-trip excursion fares and instructions as to sale and use of tickets thereunder must show a full list of carriers, parties thereto, or, must give reference by I. C. C. numbers to the tariffs on which such excursion fares are based; must bear notation that the same carriers that are parties to the tariffs so referred to are, under the authorities and concurrences there shown, parties to the excursion fare tariff, and provision that tickets must not be sold thereunder via the line of any carrier that is not specified as party to the tariff or tariffs so referred to.
(c) Index of stations.-Alphabetically arranged and complete index of stations from which the tariff applies, and alphabetically arranged and complete index of stations to which the tariff applies, together with the name of State in which located. If there be not more than twelve points of origin and twelve points of destination, they may, if practicable, be shown on title-page of tariff.
Geographical description of application of tariff.-Geographical description of application of tariff may be used only when the tariff applies from or to all stations in ono or more States or Territories, or when it applies to all points in a State or Territory except those specified. But such list of exerptions for a State may not
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include more than 30 points. For example, a tariff may state that it applies from all points in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, and from all points in Delaware except (here give alphabetical list of excepted points), and from the following points in Ohio (here give alphabetical list of Ohio points).
Traffic territorial or group description of application of tariffs—If points of origin and destination are arranged alphabetically index of stations may be omitted.Traffic territorial or group descriptions may be used to designate points to or from which fares named in the tariff apply, provided a complete list of such points arranged by traffic territories or groups is printed in the tariff or specific reference is given to the I. C. C. number of the issue that contains such list. In this list the stations on each line of road must be grouped together alphabetically and under the name of the road. If in naming fares in the tariff, points of origin and of destination are arranged alphabetically, or alphabetically by States or roads, alphabetical index of stations may be omitted. Limiting use of term "common points.”—The terms common points,
""Southeastern territory,'' or similar terms shall not be used in any tariff for the purpose of indicating the points from or to which fares named therein apply unless a full list of such points is printed in the tariff or specific reference is given to the I. C. C. number of the issue that contains such list.
(a). Reference marks and abbreviations.-Explanation of reference marks and technical abbreviations used in the tariff.
(e) Routing.–Routing under the tariff. If the fares apply via more than one route or gateway, the route or gateway shall be shown in connection with the fare, or the different routes shall be specified and each route be given a number, in which event the routing to each point of destination named in the tariff will be shown by placing opposite thereto, in a column headed “Route,” the proper route number or numbers.
(f) Explanation of fares and rules.-Such explanatory statement in clear and explicit terms regarding the fares and rules contained in the tariff as may be necessary to remove all doubt as to their proper application.
(g) Rules governing the tariff.—Rules and regulations which govern the tariff, the title of each rule or regulation to be shown in bold type. Under this head all of the rules, regulations, or conditions which in any way affect the fares named in the tariff shall be entered, except that a special rule applying to a particular fare shall be shown in connection with and on the same page with such fare. .
No rule shall authorize substituting fare found in any other tariff.-No rule or regulation shall be included which in any way or in any terms authorizes substituto ing for any fare named in the tariff a fare found in any other tariff, or made up on any combination or plan other than that clearly stated in specific terms in the tariff of which the rule or regulation is a part. These rules shall include the general rules governing stop-over privileges and the general baggage regulations, and also schedule of excess-baggage rates, unless such excess baggage rates are shown in tariff in connection with the fares.
Tariff rules and regulations filed and posted may be referred to in other schedules governed thereby.-A carrier or an agent may publish, under I. C. C. number, post and file a tariff publication containing the rules and regulations which are to govern certain fare schedules, and such publication may be made a part of such fare schedules by the specific reference “Governed by rules and regulations shown in I. C. C. No.
A fare schedule may in like manner refer to another schedule for the governing rules and regulations.
A schedule or a publication so referred to must be on file with the Commission and be posted at every place where a schedule that refers to it is posted.
(b) The fares. The fares, explicitly stated, together with the names of the places from and to which they apply, all arranged in a simple and systematic man
Complicated or ambiguous plans or terms must be avoided. Tariffs naming fares for excursions may state such fares in such terms as “One first-class fare for the round trip,” “One first-class fare and a third for the round trip,” “One first-class fare plus dollars for the round trip."
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Note.-The aim and tendency will at all times be in the direction of uniformity. It is not considered as practicable or wise to at this time undertake the adoption of a uniform form of stating fares in the several localities where, from peculiarities of conditions and long custom, representatives of carriers and patrons have become well acquainted with certain forms especially adapted to their use and which can easily be made to conform to these general rules. Adoption of a uniform form is a subject of such importance as to warrant the more exhaustive investigation and consideration which is being given to it.
35. Arrangement of points in local tariffs.-In naming fares in local passenger tariffs points will be arranged geographicaily, and the points on main line shall appear first in order, followed by points on branch lines diverging from main line. The points on a branch line will be separated from main line and other branch-line points by a rule. The point of divergence from main line shall be shown at the top of the branch-line points, but fares to and from such point of divergence need not be repeated. Points shown at the top of column of fares will be known as “head-line points,” and each column will be designated by a letter, or, if necessary, by a combination of letters or of letters and numerals. Points shown at the side of the columns of fares will be known as “side-line points,' and will be numbered consecutively. The alphabetical index of stations provided for in Rule 34 will show the location of fares to or from each station by head-line letters and side-line numbers.
Arrangement of points in interdivision tariff.-Interdivision tariffs may be ar. ranged geographically or alphabetically, but if arranged geographically the rule in next preceding paragraph will be followed.
36. " Through tickets when no joint fares apply.-A carrier may apply to through tickets fares to or from stations to or from which no joint fare is published by using lawfully published bases, locals, or proportionals in connection with other lawfully published tariffs. Tariffs containing basing fares must specify clearly the extent and manner of their use, and tariffs that are especially intended for use in connection with published basing fares must show the I. C. Č. numbers of tariffs in which bases can be found.
37. Tariff or supplement shall specify cancellations. If a tariff or supplement to a tariff is issued which conflicts with a part of any other tariff or supplement to a tariff which is in force at the time, and which is not thereby canceled in full, it shall specifically state the portions of such other tariffs which are thereby canceled, and such other tariff's shall at the same time be correspondingly amended in the regular way.
Cancellation notice shall specify where fares will thereafter be found. If a tariff or part of a tariff is canceled, the cancellation notice shall make specific reference to the I. C. C. number of tariff in which such fares will thereafter be found or, if combination fares are to apply, shall so state. Cancellation of a tariff also cancels supplement to such tariff, if any in effect. If a tariff is canceled by the issuance of a similar tariff to take its place, cancellation notice must not be given by supplement, but by notice printed in new tariff, as provided in paragraph (b) of Rule 33. (Amended June 27, 1908. See Supp. to Tariff Circular 15A, sec. 12.)
38. Amendments and supplements. A change in a tariff shall be known as an amendment and shall be printed in a supplement to the tariff which it amends, specifying such tariff by its I C. C. number. The supplement shall be reissued each time an amendment is made and shall always contain all the amendments to that tariff that are in force. Supplements to a tariff shall be numbered consecutively as supplements to that tariff and not be given new or separate I. C. C. numbers.
If there are more than ten participating carriers it is not necessary that supplement shall contain reproduction of the list of participating carriers shown in the tariff. Supplement may show that the list of participating carriers is “as shown in the tariff, except” (here show all additions to and eliminations from the original list that are effected by the supplement, or that have been effected by previous supplements, each alphabetically arranged.)
An amended item must always be printed in supplement in its entirety as amended.