05 Aug 2015
How familiar are you with the history of rail, or how familiar is your transportation department with the history of this large industry?
As a rail shipper, freight bills can tell you what you are being charged for, but they don’t tell you why you are being charged for this or that fee, or why the rate is the amount it is. Railroads have a complex and long history, and while the industry has changed and continues to change, having an understanding of the history can make a big difference in how you view those bills. Switch charges, constantly changing fuel surcharges and ever-increasing linehaul rates can be difficult for a busy transportation department to keep up with when product needs to keep moving all the time. AMTR has maintained a working knowledge of both the railroad and trucking industries and continues to add to that knowledge so that we can ensure our clients are getting the best rates available.