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Argus Media: Railway equipment group warns of boxcar shortage
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Argus Media reported on the looming shortage of boxcars, quoting RSKI President Patty Long, warning of the effects of an outdated regulation.
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Logistics Management: RSI files petition with STB over looming ‘boxcar cliff’
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Logistics Management reported that RSI is calling on STB to review and assess the existing Arbitration Rule that governs car hire rate negotiations in the railroad industry.
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Trains: STB Asked to Head Off Potential Shortage of Boxcars
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Trains magazine reported that the Railway Supply Institute seeks regulatory changes that would incentivize construction of new boxcars as 22% of the fleet faces retirement by 2030
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Progressive Railroading: RSI Seeks STB Review of Boxcar Compensation Rule
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Progressive Railroading magazine reported on the boxcar cliff, noting that the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) filed a petition with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) seeking review of the current rules for setting compensation to boxcar owners.
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Railway Age: RSI Petitions STB to Avert ‘Boxcar Cliff”
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Railway Age magazine reported that the Railway Supply Institute seeks regulatory changes that would incentivize construction of new boxcars as 22% of the fleet faces retirement by 2030
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Press Release: Railway Supply Institute Petitions for Urgent Reforms to Prevent Economic Derailment
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Citing a looming supply chain crisis amid a dwindling number of active boxcars in the U.S., the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) has filed a petition with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) seeking review of the current rules for setting compensation to b...
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RSI Petition to STB on Car Hire Rates
Petition: RSI Car Hire Petition to STB 2024
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The RSI submitted a petition urging the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to review car hire rate methodology and avert a boxcar cliff in 2024.
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Boxcar Cliff Overview: The Imperative of Reforming Boxcar Hire Rates
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A looming "boxcar cliff" will leave the nation without adequate supply of railcars and will push freight onto big trucks.
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Report: 2020 Economic Impact Study on Car Hire Rates
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A 2020 economic impact study by The Brattle Group examines the need for reform of car hire rates by the Surface Transportation Board (STB).
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FAQ: The Boxcar Cliff and the Need for STB to Reform Railcar Hire Rates
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Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Boxcar Cliff from the Railway Supply Institute.
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