Tariff 6 - Private equipment rules of CPEffective January 1, 2021
Tariff 6 - Private equipment rules on CPExpires December 31, 2020
The purpose of this tariff is to consolidate and simplify the various rules, terms, and fees specific to using private equipment on CP.
Mileage equalization is intended to help balance revenue and non-revenue miles in the movement of private railcars. There are 2 mileage equalization programs in place, each calculated separately: one that applies to private railcars in Canada, and a second that applies to private tankcars in the United States. See Tariff 6 Item 30 for details.
Some ways to minimize potential mileage equalization charges include:
In Canada, the payer of freight on the shipping instructions, the shipper and the consignee are responsible for the revenue movement of empty private railcars. In the United States, the responsible parties include the payer of freight or the railcar owner. See Tariff 6 Item 25 for details.
Revenue movement of empty private railcars is covered under CP tariff 4000, unless other specific rates have been published on behalf of the party responsible for the freight charges. See Tariff 6 Item 25 for a description of revenue vs non-revenue movements of empty private railcars.