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Railroad Fuel Surcharge Changes

CSXT announced last July that they were going to re-baseline their mileage based fuel surcharge (Tariff 8661) with a new tariff (8662) effective Jan. 1, 2015. These fuel surcharges apply to CSXT tariff rates, not rates covered under contracts or confidential quotes. Apparently CSX foresaw the coming drop in oil prices as the HDF price […]

Union Pacific Empty Shop Provision (Tariff: UP 6004 Item 55)

Historically, railroads do not charge for the movement of empty tank cars. The industry’s Freight Tariff RIC 6007 Item 190 specifies that empty tank cars should move without charge subject to mileage equalization (other than new or newly stenciled cars). Empty car equalization is $0.91 per mile in excess of the 106% of loaded revenue […]