§ 39-12-17. Determination as to basis of contract rate.
Any party in interest, whether as a contract carrier, common carrier, shipper, or otherwise, may, at any time, by petition or complaint, have determined whether a rate or charge prescribed for the contract carrier by the administrator, after a hearing, is based upon or includes services which the contract carrier is not required to perform under his or her contract for services. No rates or charges for contract carriers shall be prescribed by the administrator except after a hearing, notice of which has been given to the contract carriers and common carriers affected thereby, and to the shippers or to the public served by the contract carriers and common carriers. Upon a petition of not less than ten (10) persons operating as common or contract carriers in any natural subdivision, the administrator, after a hearing, and after notice to members of the natural subdivision in writing, or by publication, as the administrator may determine, shall prescribe the rates and charges, which shall not be less than the cost of performing the service, to be thereafter charged by all carriers operating within the natural subdivision for the particular type of service described in the petition, but the rates and charges shall not apply to members of the subdivision performing services other than those described in the petition.
(P.L. 1935, ch. 2268, art. 4, §§ 6, 7; G.L. 1938, ch. 99, art. 4, §§ 6, 7; P.L. 1946, ch. 1805, § 1; G.L. 1956, §§ 39-12-22, 39-12-23; G.L. 1956, § 39-12-17; P.L. 1958, ch. 87, § 1.)