Interstate Commerce Commission

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Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC)

A federal agency that monitors the business operations of carriers transporting goods and people between states. Its jurisdiction includes railroads, ships, trucks, buses, oil pipelines, and their terminal facilities.

Note: The ICC was established in 1887 as the first federal agency.
Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC)

A federal agency for regulating commerce that takes place in more than one state. One of its most familiar activities is regulation of trucking.

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