STB strips antitrust immunity for NCC’s classification-marking activities

The Surface Transportation Board on May 7 issued a decision regarding motor carrier bureaus that would, among other things, eliminate antitrust immunity for the National Classification Committee’s classification-marking activities, effective Sept. 4.

The NCC is an autonomous body of the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA), which provides shippers and carriers a standard on which to base pricing negotiations. NMFTA and NCC said they will respond to the STB ruling, adding that some modification of the existing process might be required.

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