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Got a rail car that needs some work? Is your fleet of tank cars up for the DOT-mandated safety retrofit? All railcar owners have to send cars to the shop at some point and moving empty equipment around is just not profitable. With a little planning, however, you might be able to save your company a little money. Carriers often have a provision that allows empty car moves to alternate locations – such as a repair shop, instead of returning to the point of origin – free of charge under certain circumstances. Some carriers also have provisions to allow movement of equipment out of a shop and back into service without charge. These rules can be tricky, however, and differ from carrier to carrier. Let AMTR review your empty car freight bills to make sure you are taking advantage of these special rules to save you money.

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