CHANGES NEEDED IN PROCEDURES FOR SETTING FREIGHT-CAR RENTAL RATES
The per-diem rental rate one railroad pays another for using its freight cars is set by the Interstate Commerce Commission. The Commission revised its rules, regulations, and practices for freight-car per diem in August 1977. The Commission should go further by: Discontinuing the higher incentive-per-diem rates paid for plain boxcars; Amending its regulations to allow incentive-per-diem funds currently being held to be spent for purposes that promote sound car-service practices, including the efficient utilization and distribution of cars.
U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20548
- Publication Date: 1977-11-11
- Pagination: 45 p.
- TRT Terms: Box cars; Car distribution (Railroads); Car service rules; Car supply (Railroads); Car utilization (Railroads); Contract rates; Freight cars; Incentives; Management information systems; Payment; Policy; Railroad cars; Recommendations; Regulations; Utilization
- Identifier Terms: U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission
- Old TRIS Terms: Freight car distribution; Government regulations; Per diem rates
- Subject Areas: Economics; Finance; Law; Policy; Railroads; Research;
- Accession Number: 00169655
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CED-77-138
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM