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 Car Performance

Intermodal Operations

Locomotive

Locomotive Repair Billing & Interchange Rules

Specially Equipped Freight Car

Open Top Loading Rules

Quality Assurance Committee

Wheels, Axles, Bearings & Lubrication

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Damage
Prevention
| Approvals
And More
| Closed Car
Loading Publications
| Training


The Damage Prevention & Loading Services Team (DP&LS) conducts testing for railroads, shippers and suppliers in establishing industry accepted loading rules and standards. DP&LS is responsible for testing and publishing approved loading methods and materials for closed car shipments moving in boxcars and intermodal equipment, as well as open top shipments. This group coordinates their efforts through the industry’s Damage Prevention and Freight Claim Committee and Open Top Loading Rules Committee.

Another key function of the DP&LS group is the prevention of damage to motor vehicles shipped by rail. The DP&LS group conducts Quality Reviews and provides training at motor vehicle loading and unloading facilities involving equipment maintenance and placement; vehicle handling; loading/unloading procedures; and security. The Multi-Level Manual containing industry rules; standards; specifications; and recommended practices with respect to equipment, maintenance, vehicle handling and
securement is maintained by DP&LS.



Tom

Tom Feltault

Director, Damage Prevention and Loading Services
Transportation Technology Center, Inc

55500 DOT Road Pueblo, CO 81001

Phone/FAX: 719-585-1817 | email: tom_feltault@aar.com





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