Kohl Calls For Antitrust Probe Of Truck Freight Rates

Law360, New York (August 6, 2010, 2:24 PM EDT) -- Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division to relaunch an investigation into whether a motor freight industry association is violating antitrust laws by encouraging its members to collectively increase trucking shipping rates for certain types of cargo.

Kohl, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on antitrust, competition and consumer rights, said in a letter sent Thursday to Antitrust Division chief Christine Varney that the National Motor Freight Classification system — administered by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association...
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