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Shippers liable for coal dust costs

Posted By rob On December 26, 2013 @ 12:01 pm In News,Recent Updates | Comments Disabled

STB_logoFederal regulators have handed freight railroads a victory, saying they can require shippers to pay for specific steps to control coal dust from rail cars.

 In a Dec. 13 decision, the Surface Transportation Board ruled that shippers failed to prove that BNSF Railway Co.’s coal-loading rules were unreasonable, though it struck down one provision relating to shipper liability.

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