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Web Date: January 29, 2007

Transport Board Limits Rail Fuel Surcharges

Federal regulators agree with chemical shippers' claim that current surcharge practices are unfair
Department: Government & Policy

The chemical industry says it welcomes a decision by federal regulators banning excessive fuel surcharges by freight railroads and imposing strict rules on the extra fees rail carriers have been collecting in recent years to offset rising fuel costs.

"We are pleased that the Surface Transportation Board (STB) affirmed our position about the need for fairness in rail fuel surcharge practices," says Thomas E. Schick, the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) senior director for . . .

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