AAR Technical Services

Technical Services Working

Arbitration & Rules

Asset Health Strategy

Brake Systems

Car Repair Billing

Coupling System & Truck Castings

Damage Prevention & Freight Claim

Equipment Engineering

Equipment Health Monitoring

Intermodal

Locomotive

Locomotive Repair Billing & Interchange Rules

Open Top Loading Rules

Quality Assurance Committee

Specially Equipped Freight Car

Wheels, Axles, Bearings & Lubrication

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Closed Car/Trailer/Container Freight Loading Methods


Through established test procedures, the Damage Prevention & Loading Services group develops successful loading methods and evaluates new materials to prevent freight damage and ensure safe movement. The test program focuses on evaluation of boxcar, intermodal, and open top loading methods and associated bracing materials and products. The DP&LS group also provides an engineering resource function for railroads, shippers, and suppliers.