RAIL CAR ALLOCATION IN NORTH DAKOTA: PROCEDURE, PROBLEMS, AND PERFORMANCE

Railroad freight car allocations for grain handling in North Dakota are examined to determine the system's effectiveness and to determine if any inequities result in the marketing of grain. Inequitable allocations are an alleged outgrowth of the boxcar shortage with rules of critical importance in periods of limited car supply. Under such conditions, elevator operators are extremely sensitive and any hint that a competitor is getting more than his fair share of equipment brings accusations of discrimination. It was determined that railroads were not discriminating against branch line elevators in favor of of main line elevators. The Soo Line was found to provide customers with substantially more car carrying capacity than was the case with shippers on Burlington Northern.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Association Interstate Commerce Comm Practitioner

    1112 ICC Building
    Washington, DC  USA  20423
  • Authors:
    • Tosterud, R J
    • Nichols, R Q
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

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  • Accession Number: 00071751
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 1974 12:00AM