FREIGHT CAR CLEARINGHOUSE EXPERIMENT: EVALUATION OF THE EXPANDED CLEARINGHOUSE
The Freight Car Clearinghouse Experiment, which started in September 1974 as a cooperative undertaking of three railroads to improve freight car utilization, was expanded in the summer and fall of 1976 to include ten railroads. With some changes in membership the Clearinghouse is still in operation today. The report examines the benefits accruing to the member railroads as a result of the expansion. The report estimates that: (1) empty interchange received cars decreased by nearly a quarter; (2) loaded car-miles increased; and (3) the monetary savings amounted to over 30 million dollars per year spread over all the member railroads.
- See also report dated February 77, PB-265 206.
Washington, DC United States 20036
Washington, DC United States 20590
- DINGLE, A D
- Publication Date: 1978-1
- Pagination: 114 p.
- TRT Terms: Benefits; Car distribution (Railroads); Car supply (Railroads); Car utilization (Railroads); Contract rates; Cooperation; Freight cars; Freight transportation; Industry structure; Management; Railroad cars; Railroad transportation; Railroads; Savings; Utilization
- Uncontrolled Terms: Per diem
- Old TRIS Terms: Car supply; Cargo transportation; Empty cars
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Freight Transportation; Railroads; Research;
- Accession Number: 00176255
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/OPPD-78-11 Final Rpt., AAR-R-293
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-65146
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM