Multiple-Car Rate

A multiple-car rate is a railroad rate that is lower for shipping more than one carload at a time. This type of rate can be beneficial for companies that ship large volumes of goods by rail. By shipping multiple carloads at once, companies can save on transportation costs.

Multiple-car rates are typically negotiated between shippers and railroads. The terms of the agreement may vary depending on the specific needs of the shipper:

  • For example, some agreements may stipulate that all shipments must be made within a certain timeframe in order to qualify for the reduced rate.
  • Others may require that all shipments be made to a single destination.

In general, multiple-car rates can help companies save money on their overall transportation costs. By shipping multiple carloads at once, companies can take advantage of economies of scale and reduce their overall shipping expenses.