February 19, 2014: CN and CP Will Issue Surcharges on Older Tank Cars for Crude Oil

Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Railways have both announced this week that they will be issuing surcharges for any crude oil tank car which does not meet the AAR CPC 1232 (pre-October 2011). This is a special standard which applies specifically to tank cars carrying crude oil and 3 other commodities.

CP Rail will add a $325 “general service tank car safety surcharge” on each car of crude that is shipped in any container other than the CPC 1232 model, effective March 14, 2014.

See article here.


Author: Wendy Buckley

Wendy has been in the hazardous materials industry for over 17 years. She worked for both the Federal Railroad Administration and New Jersey State Department of Transportation as a Railroad Hazardous Materials Safety Inspector. Wendy was an Investigator with the Office of Inspector General at Amtrak, a Multi-Modal HazMat Instructor and Auditor with a premier training and consulting company, and managed the Regulatory Affairs department at a multi-billion dollar, multi-national laboratory supply company. Wendy started her career as a Hazardous Materials Technician and Firefighter and today she is the President & Founder of Specialty Transportation and Regulatory Services, a hazardous materials and hazardous waste management consulting firm. Wendy has multiple degrees from several private and public Universities.