Re: Stock car hours


Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Chuck Peck wrote:
While the topic of stock cars is active, when did the 28 hours on-car period start and end? I can imagine it taking several hours to load a train . . .
Each car had its own loading time, which had to be shown on the waybill. The clock started when the first animals entered the car. And BTW, the 28-hour rule could be waived by the shipper to a 36-hour interval. If the shipper chose this, it too was shown on the waybill.

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