HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE FREIGHT CAR SUPPLY PROBLEM: THE ROLE OF DEMURRAGE

Car supply problems contribute in a major way to general railroad performance difficulties and the largest possible freight car fleet will not be adequate to serve shippers if it is not used efficiently. One method for expanding the effective size of the fleet is to reduce the time users detain cars; in theory demurrage changes, the fee charged users for holding cars beyond the allotted free time, should provide the incentive for shorter detention. The evolution of demurrage is traced. The author urges a rigorous examination of demurrage and observes that thus far car users have not attempted to contribute to a solution which will inherently benefit their transportation problems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Association Interstate Commerce Comm Practitioner

    1112 ICC Building
    Washington, DC  USA  20423
  • Authors:
    • Calabro, P J
    • Speh, T W
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

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  • Accession Number: 00136259
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM