Basing point



a geographical location from which freight charges are computed by the seller regardless of the point from which the goods are shipped.
Historical Examples

Analyzing these several grounds of defence, a distinction should be made at the start between three varieties of basing point.
Railroads: Rates and Regulations William Z. Ripley

Contrast between the basing point and trunk line systems, 380.
Railroads: Rates and Regulations William Z. Ripley

The basing point enjoys a still further advantage in that it gets even lower than the combination rates.
Railroads: Rates and Regulations William Z. Ripley

The second, the basing point system, is found throughout the southern states east of the Mississippi.
Railroads: Rates and Regulations William Z. Ripley

From that gateway as a basing point I can think out a rate sheet with fewer differentials.
Letters from an Old Railway Official Charles DeLano Hine

This basing point system, although not absolutely confined to the South, has been more highly developed here than elsewhere.
Railroads: Rates and Regulations William Z. Ripley

But, in many other cases, market competition from other centres of supply set the limit to the rate at the basing point.
Railroads: Rates and Regulations William Z. Ripley

A number of economic defences for the basing point system have been urged by the carriers at different times.
Railroads: Rates and Regulations William Z. Ripley

At this point a second defence of the basing point system arises.
Railroads: Rates and Regulations William Z. Ripley

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