Approved Code No. 278 Registry No. 1411-Si
NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
AS APPROVED ON FEBRUARY 10, 1934
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Approved Code No. 278
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
As Approved on February 10, 1934
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY
An application having been duly made, pursuiant to and in full
compliance with the provisions of Title I of the National Industrial
Recovery Act. approved June 16, 19:,3, for my approval of a Code
of Fair Competition for the Trucking Industry, and hearings having
been held thereon, and the Administrator having rendered his report
containing an analysis of the said Code of Fair Competition, together
with his recommendations and filings with respect thereto, and the
Administrator having found that the said Code of Fair Competition
complies in all respects with the pertinent provisions of Title I of
said Act, and that the requirements of clauses (1) and (2) of sub-
section (a) of Section 3 of said Act have been met:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Preident. of the
United States, pursuant to the authority vested in me by Title I
of the National Industrial Recovery Act, approved June 16, 1933,
and otherwise, do approve the report and recommendations and adopt
the findings of the Administrator and do order that the said Code
of Fair Competition be and it i., hereby approved with the following
Vehicles owned and operated by enterprises engaged principally in
the warehousing of furniture and household goods which are included
within the terms of paragraph (1) of Subsection A of Section 1 of
Article II of said Code of Fair Competition for the Trucking In-
dustry shall be registered, in such form and manner and within such
period as the Administrator may determine, with the Code Com-
mittee which has proposed a Code of Fair Competition for the House-
hold Goods Storage and Moving Trade, and, if such a Code is ap-
p1roved, then, thereafter with the Code Authority established under
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.
HUGH S. JOHNSON,
THE WHITE HOUSE,
February 10, 1934.
LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL
The White House.
SIR: This is a report of the hl.aring on the Code of Fair Com-
petition for the Trucking Industry of the United States, held in
W lsington on the 16th and 17th of November 1933, in accordance
with the provisions of the National Industrial Recovery Act.
PROVISIONS OF THE CODE AS TO HOURS, WAGES, AND GENERAL LABOR
This Code provides for Industrial Relations Boards consisting of
equal representation of employers and employees to deal with com-
pli~care and with lhi:br disputes. Powers are granted to this body
to develop the ir -:ary agencies in areas and divisions in the
iMxiiiiiiiii hours for employees are e.tablis lied as follows: Clerical
employees-forty (40) hours per week; for other employees, includ-
ing dri\.r., mechanics, and helpers-a basic week of forty-eight (48)
hours. Overtime beyond eight (8) ho~iur a day is provided for gen-
eral employees and beyond forty-eight (48) hours a week for drivers
and helpers. Provision is further made whereby seasonal tolerance
may be po -initted in cases of stasomal and emergency demand.
Area and divisional agreements may be made to improve the con-
ditions of employment, and it is provided that Trade Agriemiints
among employers shall not impair the rights granted employees
in Se.-t ionl 7 (a) of the Act, nor shall these tUr'itns tend to set miaxininll
as well as minimum iwages.
Minimum wv;ge rates are set forth: (1) for unskilled labor rang-
ing from twenty-five (250) cents to forty (400) per hour; (2) for
drivers and skilled labor ranging from thirty (30.) cents to fifty-
five (551) cents per hour; and (3) for office employees ranging from
fourt,.-ii ($14.00) dollars to fifteen ($15.00) dollars per week. Wage
adjustments are required to be made so that employees whose hIIurs
are reduced by fifteen (15%) percent luffr r no wage reduction in
full time earnings, but those whose hours are reduced more than
fifiet'n (15%) pl.rcelnt will have their wages adjusted equitably.
Provision is made for wages of learners and handicapped persons.
Minors under eighteen (18) years of age are prohibitedl from
employment at hazardous occupations and no person under sixteen
(16) years of age is permitted to be employed in the Indiutry.
In addition to providing for Section 7 (a) of the Act, protection
is given to labor againstt reclassification. More favorable labor con-
ditions set by State law, governlmenmtal authorities, or by labor con-
tract are lprotected in the Code.
InnIIa- uch as the Trucking Code deals with a transportation serv-
ice and not with a general industrial activity, it is con-idiered that
the wage and hour provisions are all that can be reasonably applied
to the Trucking Industry at this time. As a step towards adopting a
shorter work day and week, and improving the rates of pay and
terms and conditions of employment, the Industry is required to
collect data and report findings and recommendations to the Admin-
istrator not later than August 1, 1934.
ECONOMIC EFFECT OF THE CODE
During the past decade the tran portation of property over the
public highways s as assumed significant proportions. Today it con-
stitutes an integral part of the transportation system of the country.
The Code of Fair Competition for the Trucking Industry relates to
this portion of the transportation system. By reason of special cir-
cunstances, however, certain highway transportation operations have
been exempted from the provisions of this Code. Having taken
these exemptions into account, the trucking operations which remain
subject to the provisions of the Code are conservatively estiiiated to
utilize about 750,000 vehicles and to give employment to approxi-
mately 1,200,000 workers.
Under the Code as recommended, it is estimated that the Trucking
Industry will give employment to approximately 300,000 additional
wage earners. representing an increase of about 25% over the employ-
ment prevailing prior to the inauguration of the National Industrial
Recovery program. This reemployment, it is estimated, will in-
crease the annual pay roll of the codified Industry by about $200,-
000,000, or about 27%.
In contrast with other major forms of transportation, the Truck-
ing Industry is typically a small unit, owner-operated and flexible
type of transportation activity. The natural operation of these
factors has produced a disorganized condition within the Industry,
resulting in unstable competitive conditions. Not only has this sit-
uation tended to produce destructive competitive conditions within
the Industry, but the influences have extended substantially beyond
the Industry itself and have created particularly complex problems
with relation to the coordination and regulation of various trans-
portation agencies. To date no complete and accurate data have been
available to serve as a basis for the solution of these complex
The-Industry anticipates that the effective operation of the pro-
visions of this Code will tend not only to stabilize the employment
and operating conditions within the Industry but will provide data
which are essential to the satisfactory solution of the complex prob-
lems created by the rapid and extensive growth of highway trans-
The Administrator finds that:
(a) The Code as recommended complies in all respects with the
pertinent provisions of Title I of the Act, including, without limita-
tion, subsection (a) of Section 7, and subsection (b) of Section 10
thereof; and that
(b) The applicant group imposes no inequitable r-t rictions on
admission to membership th,.rcin, and is truly repri-enitative of the
Trucking Industry; and that
(c) The Code as rii',,iintll ded is not designed to promote monopo-
lies or to eliminate or oppress small enterprises and will not operate
to discriminate against them, and will tend to effectuate the policy
of Title I of the National Industrial Recovery Act.
Fr'ii,, evidence adduced during this hearing and from recommenda-
tions and reports of the various Advisory Boards, it is believed that
this Code as now proposed and revised is satisfactory to this Indus-
try, labor, the public, and this Administration. It is recommended,
therefore, that this Code, as herewith iiubioitted, be approved.
HUGH S. JOJINSO',
FEBRUARY 10, 1934.
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE TRUCKING
To effectuate the policies of Title I of the National Industrial
Recovery Act, the following provisions are established as a Code
of Fair Competition for the Trucking Industry and shall be the
standard of fair competition for that Indusitry and shall be binding
upon every member thereof.
1. The term Industry as used herein miean, the transportation
of property and all services ordinarily incidental thereto in connec-
tion with any trade, industry, or business to the extent that -isuch
transportaIttion is over publicly used roadways by:
A. Vehicles for hire, with the following exceptions:
(1) Vehicles used principally for the transportation of used house-
hold goods, used office furniture, and used office equipment shall be
exempted, except as otherwise in this Article provided, from all pro-
visions of this Code, pending a public hearing and determination by
the Administrator on a date to be ,et by him prior to June 15 19J34.1
(2) The aforesaid exemptions provided in this Article shall apply
to vehicles engaged in transportation of used hoiueholdh goods, used
office furniture, and used office equipment, even though they may
occasionally transport other goods, if the revenue derived from such
occasional transportation shall not exceed ten (10).) percent of the
total revenue derived through such vehicles; and provided that any
such vehicles, when engaged in such occasional transportation:
(a) shall not be operated in violation of the provisions of this Code
dealing with wages and hours, (b) that the. rate charged for all such
occasional transportation shall be not less than the lowest rate on
file with the appropriate Code Authority of the Trucking Industry
for similar services in the particular locality, and (c) that Article
IX, Section 1, of the Trucking Code dealing with freight bills, ship-
ping orders, and bills of lading shall be conformed to.
(3) At the hearing provided for above, evidence shall be pre-
sented to the Administrator, and he shall thereafter make a deter-
mination in respect to the modification or extension in whole or in
part. of such exemption provided for in this Article. Said deter-
mination by the Administrator shall become effective as a part of
(4) Pending the determination by the Administrator as provided
for above, anyone claiming exemption within the terms of this Arti-
'See paragraph 2 of order approving this Code.
cle hereof shall regi-ter, in such form and manner as the Adminis-
trator may determine, either with the Code Committee or the Code
Authority of the Household Goods Storit-, and Moving Trade or
with the appropriate Code Authority established dilrilr this Code.
Any operator claiming exemption under this Article shall file his
registration in triplicate accompanied by a certified statement sup-
purtilng his claim for exemption, one copy of the same shall be fur-
nished to the other r, 1 -t ration agency and the third copy shall be
furnished to the Administrator.
(5) The National Code Authority shall appoint two representa-
tives who, with two representatives similarly appolintr. by the Code
Aitli ity of any relat-idl trade or industry, shall have the power to
review and adjust all differe-','e; of the jurisdiction of this Code and
if they are unable to agree, the matter shall be referred to and
deter l-ined by the Administrator.
(6) The authorizedi representatives of the Code Authority of the
Household Goods Storage and Moving Trade shall have access to
the registration lists of this Industry, provided reciprocal authority
is granted to the Colk. Authority of this Industry to have access to
the r~gi-t ration lists of that Industry.
B. Vehicles not for hire except:
(1) To the extent that such transportation is subject to any other
Code of Fair Competition approved pursuant to Title I of the
National Industrial Recovery Act;
(2) Where a farmer is transporting his own property or produce
to primary markets or his own supplies on return, or cooperatively
transpiorting to or on return from primary mnirkr'ts, the property,
produce, or supplies for neigrhboring farmers for which he does not
receive compensation other than by the exchange of services; and
(3) The Tru,.kilng operations of bona fide farriers' cooperative
associations to the following extent. When bona fide farmers'
cooperative associations carrying on trucking operations in their
own vehicles at cost are engaged in transporting the property or
produce of such associations or of its f:airer eiiInnhers to primary
markets, or are lengagged in the return transportation of supplies
p1ur'rha.,ed by such associations or farmer members thereof, and are
not ,engaging in transporting for hire or serving the general public,
then such associations shall be exempt from all provisions of this
Code except: (a) the provisions of Article IV dealing with indus-
trial relations; (b) the provisions of Article V dealing with
maximum hours of laJr, minimum rates of pay and conditions of
employment; (c) the provisions of Article VI, Section 4, dealing
with registration; (d) the provisions of Article III, Section A,
Subsection (1) (b), dealing with reporting; and (e) the provisions
of Article III, Section I, Subsection (1) (i).
2. The term "employee" as used herein includes any person
eng.age11 in any phase of the Inldustry in any capacity however
coip-lliitel1 except a minmber of the Industry.
3. The term employer as used herein includes any employer
in the Industry.
4. The term "member of the Indiist-.y as used herein includes
any individual, partnership, corporation, or other form of enterprise
that is engaged in the Industry as an employer, and any person en-
gaged in the Industry who drives a vehicle on his own behalf
whether or not. he employs anyone else in connection therewith, and
any person engaged in the Industtry who leases or sublhases a vehicle
to another or the use thereof as a part of a trucking service if he
retains responsibility for the employment of drivers or for the imain-
tenance and repair of the vehicle,,, whether or not he retains re-
sponsibility for the safety of the property transported, or receives
compensation for the transportation of such property.
5. The term for hire member as used herein means any In lm-
ber of the Industry who receives compensation or remulnieration di-
rectly or indirectly for the transportation of property (a) of others,
or (b) of his own property for sale or disposal when the principal
purpose or effect of such sale or disposal is to obtain revenue by suIch
transportation. It includes, but is not limited to any imenmber of
the Industry who leases or subleases any vehicle or the use thereof
to another as a part of a trucking service if he retains responsibility
for the employment of drivers or for the maiintenance and repair of
the vehicles, whether or not he retains responsibility for the safety
of the property transported, or receives compensation for its trans-
portation. Such trucking service shall include the transportation of
automobiles as merchandise operating under their own power.
6. The term "not for hire member" as used herein means any
member of the Industry not included in the definition of for hire
7. The term vehicle as used herein includes any vehicle used
in the Industry, regardless of how propelled.
8. The term shipper as used herein shall include both consignor
9. The term State'" as used herein shall include the several
states of the United States and the District of Columbia.
10. The term Natural Division as used herein means a group-
ing of members of the Industry resulting by reason of the nature
of the service performed and recognized as such a Natural Division
by the National Code Authority because of Code problems peculiar
to such group.
11. The South shall include Virginia, North Carolina, South Car-
olina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi,
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.
The remaining portion of the United States not included above shall
be referred to as the North.
12. Population for the purposes of this Code shall be determined
by reference to the 1930 Federal Census.
13. The terms "Act" and "Administrator as used herein mean
respectively, Title I of the National Industrial Recovery Act and
the Administrator of Title I of said Act.
14. The term National Code Authority" as used herein means
the Code Authority having supervision over the Industry in the en-
tire United States, as hereinafter provided.
15. The term Regional Code Authority" as used herein means
the Code Authority having supervision over interstate operations
between two (2) or more states, as hereinafter provided.
16. The term State Code Auithority" as used herein means the
Code Authority having supervision over one area in a reIgion, as
17. The term Divisional Code Authority as used hllrviin means
the Code Authority having supervision over a natural or area
division of (1. Industry within a state area, as hereinafter provided.
18. The term "Trade Agrct.iirlnt as used herein includes trade
pr i,-i e agreements and agreements formulated by nIl.-m!!llle of the
Industry tending to liberalize labor conditions as contained in the
Code, which agreements have been formulated by members of the
Industry under the provisions of this Code and in accordance with
rules and re.i.ulations with respect thereto mna1de by the National
ARTICLE III-CODE ADM I N I-'I .\TION
A. CODE AUTHORITIES
To further effectuate the policies of the Act, the following agencies
of the Industry are hereby created to cooperate with the Adminis-
trator in the administration of the provisions of this Code: (1) Na-
tional Code Authority; (2) Regional Code Authorities; (3) State
Code Authorities; and, in addition, (4) such Divisional Code Au-
thorities as may be created. The Administrator may appoint on each
or any Code Authority, three nonvoting members. When appointed,
such members shall receive all notices and be entit!l-d to sit at all
n.icetings of the Code Authority on which appointed.
(1) NATIONAL CODE AUTHORITY
Organization.-The National Code Authority shall consist of one
(1) member from each region as hereinafter provided. The voting
r~nmlber., of the National Code Authority shall be elected by the
imii:nibers of the Regional Code Authorities. In such election all
Regional Code Authorities shall be entitled to an equal number
Powers and Duties.-The National Code Authority shall be
charged with the general administration of the Code and shall have
power to appoint such agents, committees, and employees as it shall
deem nece-si ry to the proper administration of the Code and shall
have the following specific powers which it may, subject to review
by the Administrator, exercise through or delegate to any Regional,
State, or other Code Authority provided for in this Code.
(a) To adopt bylaws, rules, and regulations governing its pro-
cedure in the administration and enforcement of the Code, furnish-
ing to the Administrator such true copies thereof together with
minutes of niertings when held, and such other information as to its
activities as the Adminisitrator may deemii necessary to effect the
purposes of the Act.
(b) To require periodical reports from the members of the In-
dlstry and from the various Code Authorities, with respect to
revenues, expenses and other charges, wages, hours of labor, con-
ditions of employmvi-nt number of employees. and other matters
pertinent to the purposes of the administration of this Code. In
addition to the information required to be submitted to Code Au-
thorities, there shall be furnished to the government agencies such
statistical information as the Administrator may deem necessary
for the purposes recited in Section 3 (a) of the Act; provided that
nothing in this Code shall relieve any member of the Industry of
any existing obligations to furnish reports to any government
agency. Bona fide farmers' cooperative associations shall be re-
quired to report to Code Authorities only in such manner and form
and to give such information as may be provided for in rul,:s gov-
erning such reports, which rules shall be formulated by the National
Code Authority with the advice of a reprc-entative of such associa-
tions to be named by the Administrator, and with the approval of
the Administrator. The specific intent of this latter requirement
is to secure basic information relative to the character and volume
of trucking operations conducted by farmers' cooperative associa-
tions, such information to be secured at the least possible co-t. to
All individual reports of members of the Industry shall be kept.
confidential and only general summaries thereof may be published.
(c) To recommend to the Administrator within ninety (90) days
after the approval of the Code, systems of uniform accounting and
reports, which upon his approval, and subject to such notice and hear-,
ing as he may prescribe, shall be used in carrying out the provisions
of this Code.
(d) To make studies of the advisability of requiring evidence of
responsibility or insurance with reference to public liability for
injury to persons or property and with reference to security of
property transported by members of the Industry, and to report and
recommend thereon to the Administrator within six (6) months after
the effective date of this Code.
(e) Subject to the rules and regulations prescribed by the Admin-
istrator, to receive complaints of violations of this Code, to make
investigations thereof, and to adjust such complaints or bring to the
attention of the Administrator any information relative to viola-
tions with recommendation with respect thereto.
(f) To function through such trade associations and other agencies
as it deems proper and through the Regional, State, and Divisional
Code Authorities for carrying out any of its activities provided
herein and to pay such Code Authorities, trade associations, and
agencies the cost thereof, provided that nothing herein shall relieve
the National Code Authority of its duties or responsibilities under
this Code, and provided further that such subordinate Code Authori-
ties, trade associations, and agencies shall at all times be subject to
and comply with the rules, regulations, and restrictions laid down for
them by the National Code Authority and the provisions of this
Code and of the Act.
(g) To coordinate the administration of this Code with such other
Codes, if any, as may be related to the Industry, or any subdivision
thereof, and to delegate to any other administrative authority, with
the approval of the Administrator, such powers as will promote
joint and harmonious action upon matters of common interest.
(h) To secure from the members of the Industry, an equitable and
proportionate payment of the expenses of establishing this Code
and of maintaining the various Code Authorities and agencies there-
under. The approval of the Administrator shall be necessary before
any assessment is made against those who are specifically exempted
from any part of this Code.
(i) To cooperate with the Administrator in regulating the use of
any N.R.A. insignia solely by those memljbers of the Industry who
have assented to and are complying with this Code.
(j) To initiate, consider, and make recommendations for the modi-
fication or amendment of this Code, which, upon approval by the
Administrator after such notice and hearing as he shall prescribe,
shall become a part hereof.
(k) To make rules and regulations governing the procedure of
Regional, State, and Divisional Code Authorities and any other
ag,'iir.ie enlgagled in carrying out the provisions of this Code and to
make such other rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry
out the provisions of this Code.
(1) To de.ignli;t, Natural Divisions of the Industry and prescribe
rules and regulations for presentation of information ner-sary in
determining such divisions. If directed by the Administrator the
National Code Authority shall without delay designate such divi-
sions as the .Ailmini-trator shall direct.
(m) To de.-igi te the States to be included in the separate Regions
hereinafter provided for.
(n) To prescribe rules and regulatiolns for the registration of
members of the Indnl-try as hereinafter provided.
(o) To establish ad(inistitra tive rules governing the filing of min-
ima for rates and tariffs, the formulation of trade agreements and
the procedure for appeal from the action of subordinate Code
(p) To do such other things and to perform such other duties and
exercise such other powers as may hereinafter be delegated to the
National Code Authority.
(2) REGIONAL CODE AUTHORITY
Org,,,;: n tion.-For the purpose of administering the Code, the
National Code Authority shall divide the United States into regions
consisting of three or more states. For each of the regions there
shall be set up a Regional Code Authority which shall be elected
by the various State Code Authorities coming within the Region.
The Regional Code Authority shall be composed of one member
from each State within the Region. In case of an even number of
States in any Region, an additional member at large shall be elected
by the State Code Authorities within the Region.
Powers and Duties.-The Regional Code Authority shall have
jurisdiction over interstate matters within its Region and concurrent
jurisdiction as defined in Article VIII of this Code with other Re-
gions involved on inter-regional matters. It shall have the power
to employ or appoint such committees, agents, and employees as may
be Ineccs iary to carry out its functions and to cooperate with other
Regional Code Authorities in inter-regional matters.
(a) It shall, with other Regional Code Authorities, elect the
National Code Authority pursuant to rules prescribed by the
National Code Authority.
(b) It shall accept. a member with full participation in the pro-
ceedings, designated by the interstate operators of any one organized
natural division, when deliberating on matters peculiar to the
interstate operations of that part( claLr division.
(c) It shall have power to hold hearings. on trade agreements
presented by members of the Industry subject to the provisions of
Article VIII of this Code and to cooperate with the Adlminlistrator
in the enforcement of the same.
(d) It shall collect and maintain full statistical and other in-
formative data respecting the operations of the Industry within
its jurisdiction and shall forward to the National Code Authority
such information therefrom as may be required by the National
Code Authority or by the Administrator.
(e) It shall perform such other functions as may be delegated
to it by the National Code Authority.
(3) STATE CODE AUTHORITY
The National Code Authority shall divide each Region into areas,
each of which shall have a separate Code Authority for such area,
referred to as a. State Code Authority."
Organhation,.-Each State Code Authority shall consist of four
(4) members elected in the following manner by the registered
members of the Industry assenting to the Code within the area.
Within sixty (60) days after the effective date of this Code there
shall be held an election by those members of the Industry who have
registered within thirty (30) days after the effective date of this
Code. The State Code Authority set up at the first election held
shall be constituted as follows: Two (2) members shall be elected
to serve for a term of two (2) years each, or until their successors
have been elected and qualified, one (1) on the basis of votes cast
by registered members voting as firms and one (1) on the basis of
votes cast by registered members voting according to vehicles
registered under this Code; the remaining two (2) members shall
be elected for a term of one (1) year each, or until their successors
have been elected and qualified, on the same basis as prescribed for
the members serving two (2) years each. Annually thereafter, two (2)
members shall be elected by the registered members of the Industry
on the same basis of representation as prescribed above for the first
election, to serve for terms of two (2) years eacl, or until their
successors have been elected and qualified. Any State Code
Authority with the permission of the National Code Authority aity
be composed of six (6) instead of four (4) members, the additional
two (2) members to be elected in the sanie manner and on the same
basis of representation as provided above.
In case of an even vote in a State Code Authority, the Adminis-
trator may appoint an impartial member from the members of the
Industry to vote with the duly elected members of the State Code
Powers and Duties.-Each State Code Authority shall have pri-
mary jurisdiction within its area, except as to such matters falling
within the scope of Divisional Code Authorities constituted within
such area, and shall have jurisdiction in such matters if they affect
more than one Division of the Industry within the area. It shall
have power to employ .siicl cho'inlhtti.,s, agentL, and employees as
may be necessary to carry out its functions.
(a) It shall have power to hear application for setting up Divi-
sional Code Authorities for established natural divi-ions within the
State, and, after hearing, shall report the results of such hearing to
the Alijiiii.itratjir, through the Natioinal Code Authority, together
with its rec(iiiniiiintlion for approval or disapproval of the appli-
cation. When de.-iring to establish or change the area of a Divi-
sional Code Authority for a subordinate area within the State, the
State Code Authority shall make application to the Administrator
for the approval or disapproval of the establishment of or change in
the area of such Divisional Code Authority. In making such appli-
cation, the State Code Authority shall furnish full data relative to
the area to be included in the scope of jurisdiction proposed for the
Divisional Code Authority. It shall have power to hear applications
for the discontinuance of or change in the scope of Divisional Code
Authorities within its area when application for such discontinu-
ance or change is made by a duly constituted Divisional Code Au-
thority and shall submit such application to the Administrator for
approval. It shall also have power to make reconliemlndatio(ns to the
Administrator for the discontinuance of any inactive Divisional
Code Authority within its area on approval by the National Code
Authority. All applications and reLontl11 _I i nations shall be submitted
to the Administrator through the National Code Authority.
(b) It shall maintain a record of all schedules of minima for
rates and tariffs filed by members of the Industry and a record of
all trade agreniints formulated by members of the Indiistry in
its area and with the aid of the Divisional Code Authority shall
cooperate with the Administrator in the enforcement of the same.
(c) It shall have power to hold hearings on trade agreements
presented by Iviiblle r of the Industry, subject to the provisions of
Article VIII, and to cooperate with the Administrator in the enforce-
ment of the same.
(d) The State Code Authority shall have power to hold hearings
on trade agreements proposed by Divisional Code Authorities under
the prot'.dure set up in Article VIII and shall have power to
formulate trade agreements for established area or natural divi-
sions of the Industry when such trade agreements have not been
proposed by Divisional Code Authorities and to present, such trade
agreiemenlits to the Administrator for approval or disapproval.
(e) When deliberating on matters affecting only one established
Natural Division of the Industry, the Natural Divisional Code
Authority holding primary jurisdiction over the matter shall be
invited to appoint one of its members for full participation in the
pro"' ed ings.
(f) It shall collect and maintain full statistical and other informa-
tive data relspecticng the character and volume of the operation of
the Industry within the State and shall forward to the National
Code Authority such information therefrom as may be requested by
the National Code Authority or by the Administrator.
(g) It shall cooperate with Divisional Code Authorities within
its area to s-ecure the enforcement of this Code.
(h) It shall, in convention with other State Code Authorities
within its Region, elect the Regional Code Authority for such
(i) It shall have such other functions as may be delegated to it
by the National Code Authority.
(.4) DL IM.IONAL CODE AUTuORITIES
A divisional Code Authority may be set up within any State in
the manner pre.-cribed below for either of the two following pur-
poses: (a) to exercise primary jurisdiction over matters peculiar
to any natural division of the Industry within the scope approved
for its establishment; (b) to exercise primary jurisdiction over any
area division within the State in matters not subject to an established
Code Authority for a natural division.
(A NATURAL DIVISION OF INDUSTRY
Organi;zation.-Any group of members of the Industry qualified"
as a natural division of the Industry under the definitions formu-
lated by the National Cude Authority with the approval of the Ad-
ministrator, may file application with the State Code Authority for
permission to establish a Divisional Code Authority for such natural
division of the Industry. If, after hearing on such application and
review by the Administrator as provided in Article III, Section
A, Subsection (1) (1), the Administrator grants the application for
establishment, of a Divisional Code Authority, it shall exercise
primary jurisdiction over matters specifically stated in the per-
mission granted for its establishment.
Such divisional Code Authority shall be comprised of four (4)
voting members elected by the registered members of the Industry
within its jurisdiction in the same manner and on the same basis of
representation as provided for in the election of State Code
Powers and Duties.-Each Divisional Code Authority shall have
power to employ such committees, agents, and employees and per-
form such other functions as may be necessary to carry out the
powers and duties granted in the permission for its establishment.
In case of an even vote in a Divisional Code Authority the Ad-
ministrator may appoint an impartial member from the members
of the Industry to vote with the duly elected members of such
Divisional Code Authority. In addition:
(1) it shall receive schedules of minima for rates and tariffs pre-
sented by individual members of the Industry in the natural division
and shall forward such schedules to the State Code Authority for
filing as provided in Article VII of this Code;
(2) it shall facilitate the formulation of trade agreements among
members falling within its jurisdiction and shall present the same
to the State Code Authority for hearing as provided in Article VIII
of this Code;
(3) it may appoint one of its members to sit with the State Code
Authority when invited to do so;
(4) it shall cooperate with the State Code Authority and with
the Administrator in the administration of this Code;
(5) It shall have power to appeal to the Administrator, through
the National Code Authority, from decisions of the State or Regional
(6) it shall collect and furnish to the State Code Authority such
statistical and other informative data as may be required by the
State Code Authority respecting the operations of the members of
the Industry within its juri-diction.
(B) AREA DIVISIONS OF STATE
Organization.-The State Code Authority may set up, subject to
the approval of the Administrator as provided in Article III, Section
A, Sub-eotinn (1) (1), Divisional Code Authorities to exercise,
within a prescribed area in the State, primary jurisdiction over the
operations of the members of the Industry not subject to an estab-
lished Code Authority for a natural division of the Industry. Its
membership shall be chosen by members of the Industry within its
area in the same manner as provided for a Code Authority of a
natural division of the Industry.
Powers and Du i s.-It shall have powers and duties with respect
to the members of the Industry within its scope, similar to those
possessed by a Code Authority for a natural division as set forth
B. GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
1. If the Administrator shall determine that any action of a Code
Authority or any agency thereof is unfair or unjust, or contrary to
the public interest, the Administrator may require that such action
be suspended for a period of not to exceed thirty (30) days to afford
an opportunity for investigation of the merits of such action and
further consideration by such Code Authority or agency pending
final action, which shall be subject to the approval of the Adminis-
trator. The rules and regulations of any Code Authority or other
administrative agency under this Code shall be subject to the
approval of the Administrator.
2. Each trade or industrial association directly or indirectly par-
ticipating in the selection or activities of any Code Authority shall
(a) impose no inequitable restriction on membership, and (b) submit
to the Administrator true copies of its articles of association, by-
laws, regulations, and any amnenlmdnents when made thereto, together
with such other information as to member-lhip, organization, and
activities as the Administrator may deem necessary to effectuate the
purposes of the Act.
3. In order that the several Code Authorities shall at all times be
truly repr'eientative of the Industry and in other re-pects comply with
the provisions of the Act, the Administrator may provide such hear-
ings as he may deem proper; and thereafter if he shall find that any
Code Authority is not truly representative or does not in other re-
spects comply with the provisions of the Act, may require an appro-
priate modification in the method of selection of such Code Authority.
4. Members of the Industry shall be entitled to participate in and
share the benefits of the activities of the various code authorities and
to participate in the selection of the members thereof by assenting
to and complying with the requirements of this Code and sustaining
their reasonable share of the expense of its administration. Such
reasonable share of the expense of administration shall be determined
by the National Code Authority, subject, to review by the Adminis-
trator, on the basis of such factors a,, may be deemed equitable.
5. Nothing contained in this Code shall constitute the iciiilbers of
a Code Authority partners for any purplse. Nor shall any ilemlber
of a Code Autlhority be liable in any manner to anyone for any act
of any other nlmember, officer, agent, or employee of a Code Authority.
Nor shall any member of a Code Authority exercising rc:ealnable
diligence in the conduct of his duties hereunder, be liable to anyone
for any action or omission to act under this Code, except, for his own
willful misfeasance or nonfeasance.
0. TEMPORARY ORGANIZATIONS
Pending the election of the members of the National Code Au-
thority, as hereinabove provided, the voting int-mbers shall be tem-
porarily appointed as follows: Seven (7) shall be chosen by the
Board of Trustees of the American Truicking A -oc:ation, Inc., and
two (2) shall be selected in a manner approved by the Administra:tor.
Such National Code Authority shall divide the United Stalt'-. into
regions consisting of three (3) or more states, deignate areas for
State Code Authority jurisdiction and shall appoint, subject to the
approval of the Administrator, temporary members of the Rer.,inal,
State, and Divisional Code Authorities. Temporary members of all
Code Authorities shall continue in office until their suc,.-cs-ors are
duly elected and qualified.
ARTICLE IV-INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS BO.XRDS
There shall be established a National Industrial Relations Board
for the Industry, consisting of three (3) representatives of nmemllbers
of the Industry and three (3) representatives of employees of mem-
bers of the Industry. This Board shall have the power to deal with
alleged violations and non-observance of the labor provisions of this
Code and disputes between employers and employees; to provide, sub-
ject to the approval of the Adnministrator, rules for the selection of
its own members and those of local Boards, and rules and regulations
for procedure and conduct of these Boards; to establish Regional,
State, and Divisional Boards similarly constituted; and to provide
for the selection of the members of these Boards; and it shall also
advise and cool)erate with the National Code Authority and the Ad-
ministrator on all matters of industrial relations.
Until such time as an election for members of the National Indus-
trial Relations Board is conducted as above provided and representa-
tives so chosen assume membership on such Board, the employee
representatives shall be appointed by the Administrator from a
panel of nominees submitted by the Labor Advisory Board of the
N.R.A. The representatives of members of the Industry shall be
appointed by the National Code Authority. Those Industrial Rela-
tions Boards may select an impartial chairman to reach a majority
In the selvction and functioning of the National Industrial Rela-
tions Board or any Industrial Relations Board established under
rules made by it, the employees shall enjoy the protection extended
to them under Section 7 (a) of the Act.
ARTICLE V-HOURS AND WAGES
1. No employee in clerical or office work except rate clerks and dis-
patchers shall be permitted to work in excess of forty (40) hours in
any one week, nor more than six (6) days in any seven (7) day
2. No other employees except those driving vehicles and their
helper or helpers on the vehicle shall be permitted to work in ex-
cess of forty-eight (48) hours per week, averaged over a period of
three (3) w\ecki, with a maximum of fifty-four (54) hours in any one
week, nor more than twelve (12) days out of fourteen (14) days,
provided, however, that they shall be paid at the rate of one and
one third (11/3) their normal rate for all hours worked in excess of
eight (8) hours in any one day or forty-eight (48) hours in any one
3. No person driving a vehicle or his helper or helpers on the
vehicle shall be permitted to work in exct:-.s of one hundred eight
(108) hours in any consecutive two (2) week period, nor more than
one hundred ninety-two (192) hours in any consecutive four (4) week
period, nor more than twelve (12) days in any fourteen (14) day
period; except as herein otherwise provided, and they shall be paid
at the rate of one and one-third (11/) their normal rate for all hours
worked in excess of forty-eight (48) hours in any one week, except
in cases of emergency demand falling under Section 5 hereof.
4. It shall be the duty of the National Code Authority, in coopera-
tion with the National Industrial Relations Board, to investigate,
collect data and report findings and recommendations to the Admin-
istrator as soon as possible, but not later than August 1, 1934, with
respect to achieving and providing a normal eight (8) hour day for
all employees, with equitable overtime rates of pay for time worked
beyond such normal eight (8) hour day and for the purpose of gen-
erally determining the feasibility and desirability of adoption of a
shorter working day and week and improvement of the rates of pay
and terms and conditions of employment for employees in the Indus-
try over those provided under this Code.
5. When seasonal demands arise involving movements of perih-
able goods or seasonal crops, or in case of emergency (dlmanrdl, an
employee may, with the approval in advance of the appropriate State
or Regional Code Authority and the Administrator, be permitted to
work an additional twelve (12) hours in any two (2) week period
beyond one hundred and eight (108) hours, which additional hours
need not be averaged out within the consecutive four (4) week
period. The total period for which seasonal or emergency demand
may be considered to exist is to be limited to three (3) con-.ecutive
months for any type of haulage in any area or for an individual
employee, except that the overtime provision in Section 3 may be
stayed by the Administrator for a longer period than three (3)
months for those operations where State laws re-itricting to,niage
create an emergency lasting for a longer period.
6. Any natural or territorial group or memnihc, of tihe Indu, ry, in
accordance \witli the procedure established for making group trade
agreements as lprovidce in Article VIII hereof, or groups of repre-
sentative e years and representative Iplys an rntatmiv eployees tlhroulgh collective
agreements arrived at Iby bona fide collective bargaiinig may, with
the approval of the Admlinistrator after such notice and hearing as
lie may prescribe, establish maximum hours and minimum w\vaies
applicable to employees in any such division or area and shall be
binding on all members of the Industry in such divi.-ion or area,
provided, however, that any .s.uch maximum hours so established shall
in no event, exceed the maximum hours fixed in this Code nor mini-
mum wages be less than the minimum wages established in this
Code. No trade agreement shall be approved pursuant to this sec-
tion which tends to set a maximum as well as a minimum wage, or
in any way to impair rights guaranteed to employees under Section
7 (a) of the Act.
7. The manximlum hours provided above shall not. apply to employ-
ees engaged in a managerial or executive capacity who receive thirty-
five ($35.0)) dollars per week or more in the North, or thirty ($30.00)
dollars or morie in the South, or solicitors performing no manual
work, or station managers, where such employees are intermittently
Persons engaged solely as watchmen shall not be permitted to work
in excess of fifty-six (5i) hours in any one week nor more than six
(6) days in any seven (7) day period.
8. All time spent by any employee on or in any vehicle shall be
considered time worked. regardless of whether such employee is
engaged in driving or in the performance of other labor, unless
such employee is a relief employee off duty engaged on a vehicle
equipped with a sleeping compartment. A committee constituted in
like manner as the National Industrial Relations Board shall, within
ninety (90) days after the effective date of this Code, submit defi-
nitions and regulations governing "off duty" and governing the
practice known as "dead-heading", to be effective when approved
by the Administrator.
9. No employer shall knowingly engage any employee already
employed by another for any time which, when totaled with the hours
of any other employment, exceeds the maximum weeldy hours per-
1. Drivers and skilled labor in the North shall be paid not less
than at. the rate of (a) fifty-five (55) cents an hour in cities of 2,000,-
000 population or over, or in the immediate trade area thereof; (b)
forty-five (45) cents an hour in any city of between 200,000 and
2.000,000 population, or in the immediate trade area thereof; (c)
forty (40) cents an hour in cities of between 15,000 and 200,000 popu-
lation, or in the immediate trade area thereof; and (id) thirty-:'.ev"en
and one half (371 .) cents an hour in towns or places of less than
15,000 population. In the South, drivers and skilled labor sliall be
paid not less than at the rate of (a) thirty-five (35) cents an hour
in cities of 200,000 population or over, or in the immediate trade
area thereof; (b) thirty-two and one half (3212) cents an hour in
cities of between 15,000 and 200,000 population, or in the immediate
tide area thereof; and (c) thirty (30) cents an hour in towns or
places of less than 15,000 population.
2. The minimum for unskilled employees in the North shall be
at the rate of not less than (a) forty (40) cents an hour in cities
of 200,000 population and over, or in the immediate trade area
thereof; (b) thirty-seven and one half (371/2) cents an hour in cities
of 15,000 to 200,000 population, or in the immediate trade area
thereof; and (c) thirty-five (35) cents an hour in towns or places of
less than 15,000 population and in the South, (a) thirty (30) cents
an hour in cities of 200,000 population and over, or in the immediate
trade area thereof; (b) twenty-eight (28) cents an hour in cities of
15,000 to 200,000 population, or in the immediate trade area thereof;
(c) twenty-five (25) cents in towns or places of less than 15,000
population; except that in the States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia,
MIi-i--ippi, and South Carolina, the minimum rate shall be not less
than twenty-five (25) cents.
3. Helpers to drivers and helpers to skilled employees, which
helpers are principally engaged in such skilled operations, .hall be
paid at not less than the rates specified in Section 1.
4. No office employees shall be paid less than at the rate of (a)
$15.00 per week in any city of 500,000 population or over, or in the
immediate trade area thereof; (b) $14.50 per week in any city
bet ween 250,000 and 500,000 population, or in the immediate trade
area thereof; (c) $14.00 per week in cities or places of less than
5. This Section establishes a minimum rate of pay which shall
apply irrespective of whether an employee is actually compensated
on a time-rate, piece-work, mileage, or other basis..
6. No employee whose normal full-time weekly hours for the week
ending June 17, 1933, are reduced by less than fifteen (15) percent
shall have his full-time weekly earnings reduced. Any employee
whose said full-time weekly hours are reduced by fifty (50) percent
or more shall not have his said earnings reduced by more than
twenty-five (25) percent. All other employees whose hours are re-
duced in excess of the said fifteen (15) percent shall have their
earnings adjusted proportionately. The principle of this paragraph
shall apply by class of worker to all other employees whose hours
have been reduced.
7. No provision of this Section shall modify established practices
or privileges as to vacation periods, leaves of ab.euce, or temporary
absence from work heretofore granted to employees.
8. Persons learning an occupation shall be paid not less than
eighty (80) percent of the minimum wage which prevails in such
occupation, provided that the number of such learners shall not
exceed five (5) percent of the employees of any one employer and
that learners shall not be employed as such for a period in excess of
four (4) weeks, irrespective of whether they are employed by one or
9. A person whose earning capacity is limited because of age or
physical or mental handicap may be employed on light work at a
wage below the m minimum establishled by this Co'de if the employer
obtains from the State Body designated by the Unite.d States De-
partmeint of Labor, a certificate authorizing his employment at such
wages and for such hours as shall be stated in the certificate. Each
employer shall file with the appropriate Code Authority, a list of
all such persons employed by him.
C. GENERAL LABOR PROVISIONS
1. No person under sixteen (16) years of age shall be employed in
the Industry. No person under eighteen (18) years of age shall be
employed at operations or occupations which are hazardous in nature
or dangerous to health. The National Code Authority shall submit
to the Administrator within thirty (30) days after the approval of
this Code, a list of such operations and occupations. In any State,
an employer shall be deemed to have complied with this provision as
to age if lie shall have on file a certificate or permit duly issued by
any agency in such State empowered to issue employment or age
certificates or permits showing that the emplloyee is of the required
2. Employees shall have the right to organize and bargain col-
lectively, through representatives of their own choosing, and shall be
free from the interference, restraint, or coercion of employers of
labor, or their agents, in the designation of such representatives or in
self-organization or in other concerted activities for the purpose of
collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection. No employee
and no one seeking employment shall be required as a condition of
employment to join any company union or to refrain from joining,
organizing, or assisting a labor organization of his own choosing,
and employers shall comply with the maximum hours of labor, mini-
mum rates of pay, and other conditions of employment approved or
prescribed by the President of the United States.
3. No employer shall reclassify employees or duties of occupations
performed for the purpose of defeating the provisions of the Act or
of this Code.
4. Every employer shall provide for the safety and health of his
employees at the place and during the hours of their employment..
Standards for safety and health shall be submitted by the National
Code Authority to the Administrator within six (6) months after the
effective date of this Code.
5. No provision in this Code shall supersede any law within any
State which imposes more stringent requirements on employers as to
age of employees, wages, hours of work, or as to safety, health, or
sanitary conditions, or insurance, or fire protection, or general work-
ing conditions, than are imposed by this Code.
6. No provision in this Code shall supersede provisions as to hours,
wages, and conditions of employment which are established for
specific projects by competent governmental authority acting inl
accordance with law, or to terms of employment which are estab-
lished by labor agreements now in force, where either the wages are
higher or the hours of labor are shorter, or both, than are those set
forth in this Code, unless the employees require the termination of
such contracts and future labor agreements shall not lower conditions
7. All employers shall post complete copies of this Code in con-
spicuous places accessible to employees.
8. An employer shall not make payment of wages due other than
in lawful (crr'ncy or by negotiable check therefor payable on
demand. These w;iges- shall be exempt from any payments for pen-
sions, insurance, or sick benefits other than those voluntarily paid by
the wage earners, or required by State law. Pay-periods for wages
shall be at lha-t at the end of every two weeks, and for salaries at
least at the end of every month. The employer or his agent shall
accept no rebates directly or indirectly, nor give anything of value
or extend favors to any person for the purl.-pose of influencing rates
of wa-ges or the working conditions of his employees.
1. Every member of the Indii-try shall, within thirty (30) days
after the effective d;alt of this Code, or within ten (10) days after
becoming a member of the Industry, and annually thereafter, n'gis-
ter his name, number and type of vehicles operated and such other
information in such form, under such rules and regulations, and
with such agency as may be prescribed by the National Code Author-
ity with the approval of the Administrator or as may be required
2. Each member of the Industry, upon complying with the pro-
visions of Section 1 hereof, shall be issued an annual registration
c rti fi'.alte and registration insignia indicating such registration.
The cost of registering vehicles and furnishing insignia for the same
shall be assessed againi-t. the member registering.
3. After forty-five (45) days after the effective date of this Code,
it shall be a violation of this Code for any member of the Ilndutry
to operate any vehicle without such registration insignia promi-
nently displayed at all times upon the outside of the vehicle.
4. Each vehicle owned and operated by a farmers' cooperative as-
sociation shall be registered by the association with the appropriate
code authodity and such authority shall issue a modified type of in-
signia, which insignia shall be clearly distinguishable from that
carried by other classes of members of the Industry. The cost of
registering vehicles owned and operated by farmers' cooperative as-
sociations and the cost of furnishing modified insignia for the same
shall be assessed by the appropriate Code Authority against the
farmers' cooperative associations, subject to the approval of the
ARTICLE VII-RATES AND TARIFFS
1. Within forty-five (45) days after the effective late of this Code,
each for hire member of the Industry shall file with the appropriate
State or Regional Code Authority schedules of minima for rates
and tariffs covering his operations, subject to the right, however, to
file amendments or alterations thereto from time to time. No for
hire member of the Industry shall perform any service not covered
by a schedule filed by him nor charge, collect or demand less than
the minima provided in such schedules for the, service to Ie per-
formed without first having filed requisite alterations or niiendnlments
to provide for such reduction.
2. Rates and tariffs charged by each for hire member of the In-
dustry shall be sufficient to meet the cost. of the service to be per-
formed except such lesser rate as may be approved by the appro-
priate Code Authority permitting such for hire member to meet the
rates and tariffs of a competitor outside the Industry.
Costs shall be determined in accordance with a cos.t formula to be
established by the National Code Authority with the approval of
the Administrator as hereinafter provided. If the appropriate State
or Regional Code Authority shall find, after hearing, that a sched-
ule of minima for rates and tariffs filed by any for hire member of
the Industry provides rate or rates insufficient. to meet the cost of
the service to be performed, it may suspend such rate or rates and
shall require the filing of a schedule of minima for such rate or
rates sufficient, to cover the cost of such, service.
3. Cost formula for determination of rates and tariffs in the di-
visions or areas of the Industry, rules and regulations to make
effective the provisions of this Article, and rules and regulations to
govern hearings by State and Regional Code Authorities and to
govern appeals from the action of Divisional, State and Regional
Code Authorities shall be formulated by the National Code Author-
ity to be effective on approval by the Administrator. Additional
provisions for rates and tariffs may be submitted by the National
Code Authority to be effective on approval by the Administrator,
after due notice and hearing.
ARTICLE VIII-TRADE AGREEMENTS
Agreements respecting trade practices and agreements formulated
by members of the Industry tending to liberalize labor conditions,
provided that such agreements are not in violation of any of the
provisions of Articles IV and V hereof, may be formulated by mem-
bers of the Industry subject to rules and regulations with respect
thereto made by the National Code Authority with approval of the
When a trade agreement covering any one of the above subjects
is formulated it shall be submitted to the appropriate Regional or
State Code Authority, which Code Authority shall give notice to
all registered members of the Industry who might be affected by said
agreement, and after such notice shall hold a hearing thereon. The
notice shall be given and the hearing held according to rules and
regulations prescribed by the National Code Authority.
Trade agreements involving only members of the Industry falling
under the jurisdiction of Divisional or State Code Authorities shall
be submitted to the appropriate State Code Authority. Tradtl agree-
ments extending beyond the jurisdiction of a State Code Authority
shall be submitted to the appropriate Regional Code Authority and
if extending beyond the jurisdiction of one Regional Code Authority,
shall be presented to the Code Authority for one of the regions in-
volved and shall be dealt with by a joint committee of all the regional
code authorities within whose jurisdiction such group agreement is
effective. The Code Authority to which such trade agreement is
originally pre-t-ited shall give notice to all other regional code au-
thorities in order that such joint committee may be set up. In
dealing with such trade agreciieent, the joint committee of all the
regions involved shall be vested with the powers of the several re-
gi(onlal code authorities from which its members are appointed. The
proceedings of such inter-regional committee shall be conducted ac-
cording to rules and regulations prescribed by the National Code
Authority and each Regional Code Authority involved shall be
kept fully informed of the activities of the joint commiiittee.
If the appropriate Code Authority shall find after hearing that
the proposed agreement complies with the provisions of this Code
and that it is assented to by members of the Industry operating a
majority of the vehicles involved or carrying a major portion of the
t(innige involved, and that the members presenting the agreement
are truly representative of the members of the Industry bound
thereby, it shall submit the agreement through the National Code
Authority to the Administrator together with its recommendations
on the same, accompanied by evidence in support of its recommenda-
tions. If approved by the Administrator the provisions of such
trade agreement shall be binding upon all members of the Industry
falling within the jurisdiction of the Code Authority presenting the
Each trade agreement submitted shall definitely set forth the
scope thereof by area and by operation, and shall designate therein
a c~clirinittee of three members of the Industry with power to consent
to any modification or change which the Administrator may require
in order that such agreement shall conform to the provisions of the
Act. Such committee shall act through the Code Authority to which
the agreement, was submitted and the National Code Authority, as
the occasion may require.
ARTICLE IX-TRADE PRACTICE RULES
Violation of any of the following Trade Practice Rules shall con-
stitute unfair practices under the provisions of this Code. Any
]meulber of the Industry who shall, directly or indirectly, through
any officer, employee, agent, or representative, use, employ, or permit
to be employed, any such unfair practices shall be guilty of a viola-
tion of the Code.
1. No member of the Industry shall transport property for hire
unless a freight bill, shipping order, bill of lading, or other written
memorandum shall be issued within forty-eight (48) hours of the
beginning of the transportation, and each member of the Industry
shall make a true copy of the original a part of his permanelint rec-
ords; provided that exceptions from this Section may be prescribed
or granted by the appropriate Code Authority, where in the judg-
ment of such Code Authority except ion is appropriate.
No member of the Industry shall transport property for hire un-
less the shipment is accompanied by a memorandum receipt showing
(a) the point of origin, (b) the name of the consigner, (c) the date,
(d) a general description of the shipment, (e) destination, and (f)
the name of the consignee, provided that exception from this Section
may be prescribed or granted by the appropriate Code Authority
where in the judgment of such Code Authority, exception is appro-
2. No member of the Industry shall secretly oller or make any
payment or allowance of a rebate, refund, ('(ill i.-lsionr, credit, un-
earned discount, or excess. allowance, whether in the form of money
or otherwise, for the purpose of influencing a shipmen't, nor shall a
member secretly extend to any shipper any :, pei'ial .rvice or privi-
lege not extended to all shippers under like terms and conditions.
3. No member of the Industry shall allow any shipper to bill
freight at less than its actual weiglit or to falsely describe any ship-
4. No member of the Industry shall in any way niisrepitlent any
service or use advertising (whether printed, radio, display, or of
any other nature) or other representation which is inaccurate in
any material particular.
5. No member of the Industry shall attvinpt to induce the breach
of an existing contract between a competitor and his employee or
customer; nor shall any such member interfere with or obstruct the
performance of such contractual duties or service.
6. No member of the Industry shall defame a competitor by
falsely imputing to him dishonorable conduct, inability to perform
contracts, questionable credit standing, or by other false repre-
7. No member of the Industry shall publish or circularize unjusti-
fied or unwarranted threats of legal proceedings which tend to or
have the effect of harassing competitors or intimidating their
8. No member of the Industry shall give, permit to be given, or
directly offer to give, anything of value for the purpose of influ-
encing or rewarding the action of any employee, agent, or repre-
sentative of another in relation to the business of the employer of
such employee, the principal of such agent or the represented party,
without the knowledge of such employer, principal or party. Com-
mercial bribery provisions shall not be construed to prohibit free
and general distribution of articles commonly used for advertising
except so far as such articles are actually used for commercial
bribery as hereinabove defined.
9. No member of the Industry shall drive a vehicle without con-
forming to the provisions as to maximum hours established in this
Such other rules with respect to Trade Practices as may be con-
sidered necessary to prevent unfair competition in the Industry may
be formulated through Trade Agreements among members of the
Industry according to the provisions of Article VIII of this Code.
1. This Code and all the provisions thereof are expressly made
subject to the right of the President of the United States, in accord-
ance with the provisions of subsection (b), (Title I, Section 10) of
the Act, from time to time to cancel or modify any order, approval,
license, rule or regulation issued under Title I of said Act and
.'pecificdlly, but without limitation, to the right of the President of
the United States to cancel or modify his approval of this Code or
any conditions imposed by him upon his approval thereof.
2. This Code, except as to provisions required by the Act, may be
modified or airentled, such modification or namndment to be based
upon application to the Administrator and such notice and hearing
as he shall specify, and to become effective on approval of the
President of the United States.
3. The records of the National, Regional, State, and Divisional
Code Authorit i including information obtained from the Indus-
try and in respect to any and all other affairs of such Code Au-
thoriti.-, shall be open to the inspection of the Administrator or
his duly authorized reprc ,-nitiatives.
4. Where the costs of ex':uiitiIn coiitrints entered into prior to
the approval of this Code are increased by the application of-this
Code under the Act, it is equitable and pr,,lotive of the purposes of
this Code that appropriate adjustments of such contracts to reflect
inc'ea-nrd costs be had.
5. Full recognition is arcordled the effect of State laws, and it is
neither the intent nor purpose of this Code to abrogate, cihnge, or
modify the effect of any State law.
6. No provision of this Code shall be so applied as to permit
monopolies or monopolistic practices, or to eliminate, oppress, or
discriminate against small enterprises.
7. The provisions of this Code shall become effective fifteen (15)
days after the approval of the Code by the President of the United
States and shall remain in effect until and for sixty (60) days after
Title I of the Act shall have ceased to be effective either by expira-
tion under its terms or by proclamation of the President of the
United States. When so terminated, all obligation and liabilities
under the Code shall cea-o, except those for unpaid dues and assess-
ments theretofore made in accordance with the provisions of this
Approved Code No. 278.
Registry No. 1411-61.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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