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VAN DYKE TRUCKING, INC. v. UNITED STATES

September 30, 1968

V. Van Dyke Trucking, Inc., Plaintiff,
v.
United States of America, et al., Defendant



Per Curiam

It is clear from the record that the Commission did not, in any material instance, pass upon the credibility of a witness as contended by plaintiff; it simply arrived at a different conclusion from the evidence presented than did the Joint Board. Since there is substantial evidence to support the Commission's conclusions they must be sustained. *fn1"

Plaintiff also contends that the Commission used an improper standard in determining that public convenience and necessity did not require granting the requested operating authority, inasmuch as the Commission required plaintiff to prove that existing service was inadequate. Relying on Braswell Motor Freight Lines, Inc. v. Dixie Highway Express, Inc., *fn2" plaintiff asserts that it need show only that its proposed service would be unique or superior to presently available service, and not that existing service is inadequate.

 Plaintiff's reliance on Braswell is misplaced. In Braswell the Commission's grant of additional operating authority was premised on its finding that existing service was inadequate. Such is not the case here, because the Commission found that plaintiff had not demonstrated that existing service was inadequate.

 The Commission's decision is affirmed. Counsel for defendants may prepare and submit an appropriate decree within ...


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