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Market-based rate adjustments to all sections of NSQ 43500 effective July 1, 2014

May 27, 2014


In the fast-paced world of Lumber, Norfolk Southern strives for competitiveness and full coverage in our Real Time Rating. Effective July 1, 2014 we take a another step toward our goals with the renewal of NSQ 43500 covering Norfolk Southern received Lumber traffic

Please be advised that we are making market-based rate adjustments to all sections of NSQ 43500 effective July 1, 2014:

The received lumber authority, NSQ 43500 covers the following commodities:

  • Lumber (STCC 242X)
  • Plywood (STCC 24321X)
  • Particleboard and OSB (STCC 249X)

To summarize the structural changes in this newest publication:

  • New Station Groups have been created and are being used in this version of the publication. These new groups do not include FSAC 60000 series destinations to eliminate potential duplication.
  • Boxcar options have been consolidated into 2 categories; less than 5,600 cubic feet and greater than 5,600 cubic feet
  • Section 3 has been expanded to include additional handling line destinations
  • Section 2 has been expanded to include additional shortline destinations

Other important things to note:

  • These rates are public and therefore not subject to fuel surcharge.
  • As with all Norfolk Southern rate publications, the applicable terms and conditions are listed in the notes section of each rate authority.

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If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us or your Sales representative.  We appreciate your business and look forward to serving your transportation needs.