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Public Tariff Announcement for NSQ 43040 and NSQ 43500 - Effective July, 5, 2017

Jun 09, 2017


Dear Valued Customer:

In the fast-paced world of lumber, Norfolk Southern strives for competitiveness and full coverage in our real-time rating. Effective July 1, 2017, we take another step toward our goals with the publication of updated rates in NSQ 43500, which covers received forest products, and effective July 5, 2017, NSQ 43040, which covers originated forest products.

The rates found in these authorities apply to the following commodities:

  • Lumber (STCC 24-2XX-XX)
  • Plywood (STCC 24-321-XX)
  • Particleboard and OSB (STCCs 24-996-1X and 24-991-1X)
  • Crane mats (STCC 24-992-38)

Other important items of note:

  • These rates are public and therefore are 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 authority.

The updated NSQ 43500 is available in AccessNS now and the updated NSQ 43040 will be fully available in AccessNS by June 15, 2017.  We encourage you to register for AccessNS at, using one of us as a sponsor, and subscribe to NSQs 43040 and 43500 to receive up-to-date changes as they are available.

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the forest products marketing team or your sales person.  We at Norfolk Southern appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve your transportation needs.


Tami Alexander – NS, Market Manager

Andrew Prohaska – NS, Market Manager