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Title 49 Part 1248 → Subpart A

Title 49 → Subtitle B → Chapter X → Subchapter C → Part 1248 → Subpart A

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Title 49 Part 1248 → Subpart A

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Title 49Subtitle BChapter XSubchapter CPart 1248 → Subpart A


Title 49: Transportation
PART 1248—FREIGHT COMMODITY STATISTICS


Subpart A—Railroads

§1248.1   Freight commodity statistics.

All class I railroads, as described in §1240.1 of this chapter, subject to Part I of the Interstate Commerce Act, shall compile and report freight commodity statistics on the basis of the commodity codes named in §1248.101. Carriers shall report quarterly on the basis of the 3, 4 and 5-digit commodity codes named in that section. Such reports shall be made in conformity with the outline of terms set forth in §§1248.2 to 1248.5, inclusive, as supplemented by instructions included in the appropriate report form to be supplied to the reporting railroads.

[47 FR 6880, Feb. 17, 1982]

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§1248.2   Items to be reported.

(a) The following items are to be reported quarterly and annually by class I railroads:

(1) Average number of miles of road operated in freight service.

(2) For each commodity code used in reporting, except that the number of carloads for commodity code 431, “Small packaged freight shipments,” shall be omitted, the following items:

Revenue freight originating on respondent's road:

Terminating on line:

Number of carloads.

Number of tons (2,000 pounds).

Delivered to connecting rail carriers.

Number of carloads.

Number of tons (2,000 pounds).

Revenue freight received from connecting rail carriers:

Terminating on line:

Number of carloads.

Number of tons (2,000 pounds).

Delivered to connecting rail carriers:

Number of carloads.

Number of tons (2,000 pounds).

Total revenue freight carried:

Number of carloads.

Number of tons (2,000 pounds).

Gross freight revenue.

(b) [Reserved]

[32 FR 20466, Dec. 20, 1967, as amended at 47 FR 6880, Feb. 17, 1982]

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§1248.3   Carload and L.C.L. traffic defined.

(a) Commodity codes 01 through 422 and 44 through 462, named in §1248.101, shall include only carload traffic. All shipments weighing less than 10,000 pounds shall be included in commodity code 431, “Small packaged freight shipments.”

(b) A carload for the purpose of this order shall consist of a shipment of not less than 10,000 pounds of one commodity. A mixed carload for the purpose of this order shall be treated as a carload of that commodity which forms the major portion of the shipment in weight. If a single shipment is loaded into more than one car, each car used shall be reported as a carload. If more than one carload shipment is loaded into one car, each shipment shall be reported separately as a carload.

[32 FR 20466, Dec. 20, 1967]

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§1248.4   Originating and connecting line traffic.

(a) Revenue freight reported as received from connecting rail carriers shall include all shipments received from connecting rail carriers, either directly or indirectly, so far as apparent from information on the waybills or abstracts.

(b) Revenue freight reported as originating on respondent's road shall include shipments originating on line and shipments received from water lines and highway motor truck lines, except when identified as having had previous rail transportation, as provided in paragraph (a) of this section.

(c) Freight which receives its first line-haul on respondent's road, but originates on switching roads connecting directly or indirectly with respondent's line, shall be reported as freight originated by respondent.

(d) Revenue freight reported as delivered to connecting rail carriers shall include shipments delivered to connecting rail carriers, either directly or indirectly, as far as apparent from information on waybills or abstracts.

(e) Revenue freight reported as terminating on respondent's road shall include shipments terminating on line and shipments delivered to water lines and highway motor truck lines, except when identified as to receive further rail transportation as provided in paragraph (d) of this section.

(f) Freight which receives its last line haul on respondent's line, but is delivered to a switching road connecting directly or indirectly with respondent's line, shall be reported as freight terminated by respondent.

(g) Import and export traffic received from or delivered to water carriers and traffic from and to outlying possessions of the United States received from or delivered to water carriers shall be reported as originating or terminating at the port of entry or exit.

(h) Traffic interchanged with connecting rail lines operating in Canada and Mexico shall be reported as delivered to or received from connecting rail carriers.

(i) Lake cargo coal delivered to lower Lake and St. Lawrence River ports for transshipment by vessel shall be reported as delivered to connecting rail carrier. Lake cargo coal received at upper Lake ports shall be reported as received from connecting rail carriers.

(j) Iron ore delivered to upper Lake ports for transshipment by vessel shall be reported as delivered to connecting rail carriers. Iron ore received at lower Lake and St. Lawrence River ports shall be reported as received from connecting rail carriers.

(k) Tidewater coal to Atlantic ports shall be reported as “delivered to connecting rail carriers.” Tidewater coal from Atlantic ports shall be reported as “received from connecting rail carriers.”

(l) Freight accorded transit privileges shall be reported as “originated on respondent's road” at the transit point, even though the outbound shipment may move under transit balances or proportional rates.

(m) “Gross freight revenue” means respondent's gross revenue from freight without adjustment for absorptions or corrections.

(n) Commodity codes 44 and 441, “Freight forwarder traffic,” as named in §1248.101, include freight traffic in carloads shipped by or consigned to any forwarder holding a certificate under Part IV of the Interstate Commerce Act.

[32 FR 20466, Dec. 20, 1967]

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§1248.5   Report forms and date of filing.

(a) Reports required from Class I carriers by this section shall be submitted, in paper or electronically, to the Office of Economics, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC, on forms which will be furnished to the carriers.Data required under §1248.2 shall be filed on Form QCS on or before the 60th day succeeding the close of the period for which they are compiled.

(b) [Reserved]

Note: The outline of Report Form QCS follows the tenor of the order.

[32 FR 20466, Dec. 20, 1967, as amended at 47 FR 6881, Feb. 17, 1982; 81 FR 8857, Feb. 23, 2016]

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§1248.6   Public inspection—railroad reports.

The individual commodity statistics reports of class I railroads, required to be filed, for the year beginning January 1, 1964, or for quarters thereof, and for the quarters of 1965, as the case might be, under the terms of §123.1, shall not be open to public inspection, and such required commodity statistics reports, to be filed for the years beginning January 1, 1965, and for the quarters of the year beginning January 1, 1966, and later, to the extent that they involve traffic of less than three shippers, reportable in one of the commodity reporting classes, may be excluded from a railroad's regular freight commodity statistics report and filed in a supplemental report which will not be open for public inspection, except that access to supplemental reports may be given upon approval by the Board.

[32 FR 20466, Dec. 20, 1967, as amended at 47 FR 6881, Feb. 17, 1982]

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