21 Aug 2017
On July 1, a new tariff was published by the UP which differentiates between rates for CPC 1132 and DOT 117 tank cars. Please be sure to subscribe to this new tariff if it affects your rail freight. Additionally, tank shippers may want to read up on the Next Generation Tank Car Project (NGRTC) on the Federal Railroad Administration website or the 2017 AAR Field Guide to Tank Cars. Shippers of poison/toxic inhalation hazardous (PIH/TIH) materials might begin seeing related verbiage in their pricing publications. The information provided by these sources will help keep you abreast of the new tank car design specifications.
As carriers and shippers evaluate the liability of transporting crude or PIH/TIH goods in tank cars, know that AMTR stays aware of any such changes that might affect the rail market.