Interstate Commerce Commission


noun U.S. Government.

a board, consisting of seven members, that supervises and regulates all carriers, except airplanes, engaged in interstate commerce. Abbreviation: I.C.C., ICC

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Cultural definitions for Interstate Commerce Commission (1 of 2)

Interstate Commerce Commission

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.

notes for Interstate Commerce Commission

The ICC was established in 1887 as the first federal agency.

Cultural definitions for Interstate Commerce Commission (2 of 2)

Interstate Commerce Commission

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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