Common Carrier Obligation
Rail transportation is a safe and efficient way to transport anhydrous ammonia, a primary ingredient in most nitrogen fertilizers. TFI and its members rely on the railroads to transport the majority of the ammonia that is used by farmers in the United States.
Railroads are concerned by the liability they face in the event of an accident involving toxic-by-inhalation chemicals. To limit their risk, they are aggressively increasing their rates to try and force hazardous material products off of their lines, at the expense of our nation’s agriculture economy. Since 2005, some freight rates on some carriers have increased by as much as 400 percent.
- TFI supports efforts to ensure the safe and secure transportation of fertilizers
- TFI supports the continued implementation of the railroads’ common carrier obligation