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BNSF to Offer Tariff Incentives Next Year for New Rail Tank Cars

11:32 AM MDT | July 27, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

BNSF says it will offer tariff incentives to hazardous material shippers that use the “most improved and strongest tank cars available,” effective January 1, 2008. The incentives will apply to shippers using tank cars approved by the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington) for carrying toxic by inhalation and poison inhalation (TIH/PIH) hazmats, including anhydrous ammonia and chlorine, BNSF says. BNSF says it is the first railroad to implement a tariff incentive program based on car safety factors. BNSF did not provide the amount of the...

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