Re: Rail cars
Author: Fed up
Date: 03-25-2020 - 21:55

Don B....If a UP car is on the BNSF, unless it's in some type of special service, the BNSF pays the UP a daily "car hire" rate depending on the type of car. Same goes for a BNSF car on the UP. The UP pays the car hire to BNSF until the car is returned to the home road. Demurrage is a charge paid by the customer, usually 12-24 hours after the car is spotted. these charges are accessed as an incentive for the customer to unload the car in a timely manner. These charges can vary depending on the type of car. Center beam flats and common box cars usually are about $65-$95 per car per day. So if a customer receives a 10 car spot and doesn't release the cars for say 36 hours, the customer would be charged $650.00-$950.00 in demurrage. And then there are switching fees but thats another story... Just another way for Railroads to collect a little extra money. Hope that helps...



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Rail cars Don B 03-25-2020 - 18:21
  Re: Rail cars Don T 03-25-2020 - 19:28
  Re: Rail cars Phil McRacken 03-26-2020 - 08:12
  Re: Rail cars Santa Clarastan 03-26-2020 - 08:52
  Re: Rail cars Ivan the Sneak 03-26-2020 - 10:18
  Election year politics... ugh independent 03-26-2020 - 10:29
  Re: Rail cars Betty Barn Buster 03-25-2020 - 21:12
  Re: Rail cars Fed up 03-25-2020 - 21:55
  Re: Rail cars TC 03-26-2020 - 07:30


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