Refrigeration Unit Extended Usage Fees (EUF) Policy and Best Practices
Announcement Number: AG2021-42
Categories: Food and Beverage Products,Fresh Fruits and Vegetables,Frozen and Refrigerated Products
Posted Date: December 8, 2021
To our customers,
We are reaching out to provide a reminder and overview of our Extended Usage Fees Policy and Best Practices. The extended usage program helps to conserve fuel during the process of loading and unloading refrigerated boxcars.
Origin EUF Upon placement, car can be turned ON for a maximum of 24 consecutive hours
Starts: When the refrigeration unit is turned ON
Ends: Car is released as a load
For example, if a refrigeration unit is turned on at 10:00 a.m. on Monday and the car does not get released until 10:01 a.m. on Tuesday, a $200 extended use fee will be applied that day and each additional day until the car is released. Destination EUF (Offline Only
Destination EUF (Offline Only) Upon placement, car can be left ON for a maximum of 72 consecutive hours * Based on monthly average dwell
Starts: At destination
Ends: Refrigeration unit is turned OFF
For example, if the refrigeration unit arrives at destination at 10:00 a.m. on Monday and the refrigeration unit is still running at 10:01 a.m. on Thursday, a $200 extended use fee will be applied that day and each additional day until the refrigeration unit is turned off
We greatly appreciate your cooperation in implementing this program by following the policy and recommended best practices. Best practices can be found here pdf_ag-prod_refrig_euf-policy.pdf (up.com).
UPRR Refrigerated Team
If you have any questions please contact your Union Pacific representative.