AAR Open Top Loading or Closed Car Rule Updates

For Solicitations of Comments for Revision:
In accordance with the requirements of AAR Rule 123, comments are herein solicited and should be sent with any additional attachments to:

Mr. Travis Wolgram
Manager-AAR Loading Rules and Damage Prevention
TTCI
P.O. Box 11130
55500 DOT Road
Pueblo, CO 81001

Or send an email to: travis_wolgram@aar.com.

All comments received within 30 days from the date of the Circular Letter will be considered by the OTLR Committee prior to any action on the implementation of these changes.

As a courtesy, we are providing the following information to inform our customers about new AAR rule changes. For more information regarding AAR rule updates, please contact Brent Lichty, Senior Engineer - Shipment Quality. 

Implementation of Revisions

June 2018

  • Circular Letter: C-13155 Implementation of New Figure 141, Section 3 - Track Panels, Mixed Lengths - Special Equipped Flatcars with Permanent A-Frame Structure (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-13156 Implementation of New Figure 22-D, Section 2 - Bars, Steel, Loose or Packaged, Single or Multiple Piles - Gondolas (OTLR) 

May 2018

  • Circular Letter: C-13145 Implementation of Revisions to Figures 29-I and 29-K, Section 2 - Steel Coils in Gondolas (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-13117 Implementation of New Figure 48-H, Section 6 - Motor Graders Armored, with Pneumatic Tires, 45,300 LB or less, Flatcars with Chain Tie Down (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-13119 Implementation of Revisions to Figure 34-A, Section 2 - Coils of Rod or Bar - Gondolas (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-13122 Implementation of Revisions to Figure 54-B, Section 5 AAR Open Top Loading Rules (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-13121 Implementation of New Figure 22-C, Section 2 - Plate or Slab, Horizontal - Gondolas, AAR Open Top Loading Rules (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-13120 Implementation of Revisions to Figure 34-A, Section 2 AAR Open Top Loading Rules (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-13118 Implementation of New Figure 36-B, Section 6 - Shelters, 10,000 LB or Less - Flatcars, with Chain Tie Down AAR Open Top Loading Rules (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-13116 Implementation of Revisions to Figure 280, Section 2 AAR Open Top Loading Rules (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-13115 Implementation of New Securement Band Size to Table 17.8, Section 1 AAR Open Top Loading Rules (OTLR)  

April 2018

  • Circular Letter: C-13113 Implementation of Revisions to Figures 31-A, 37, 54-B, 58-A, 58-B, 58-C, 101-A, 102-A and 113, Section 5 AAR Open Top Loading Rules (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-13112 Implementation of Revisions to Figures 128 and 128-A, Section 2 AAR Open Top Loading Rules (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-13107 Implementation of ONLINE LIBRARY for AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manuals (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-13106 Implementations of Revisions to Figures 244, 260, 263, and 267, Pipe, Section 2 Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
  • GIS No. 778, Split Loads of 58 in. Diameter Roll Pulpboard on End Using Rubber Mats when Stowed in Trailers Having Large Metal Plates Approximately 9 ft in Length at the Nose (Intermodal Loading Guide Method E-22)
  • GIS No. 779, Double Layer Loads of Hazardous or Nonhazardous Materials Secured with Cordstrap® Barriers in a 20-ft Container (ILG Method I-4HM) Cancels GIS 744
  • GIS No. 780, Hazardous or Nonhazardous Loads Secured with Cordstrap® Barriers in 40-ft Containers (ILG Method I-5HM) Cancels GIS 745
  • GIS No. 781, Wood Bins Braced by Disposable Inflatable Dunnage Bags and BIN-PAK or M-PAK Lengthwise Void Fillers
  • GIS No. 782, Plastic Intermediate Bulk Containers with Disposable Inflatable Dunnage Bags and Lengthwise Void Fillers – Schoeller Allibert (CCLG Part 7, Section 6.2)
  • GIS No. 783, Cased Goods Secured by Tuff Wrap™ D.I.D. Bags (Intermodal Loading Guide Method F-4 New)
  • Circular Letter: C-13105 Implementation of Revisions to Figure 119 - Section 2, Pipe, Conduit, or Tubing, Steel, 1/2 in to 3 1/2 in OD, 10 Ft to 45 Ft Long, Bundled - Centerbeam Flat cars - AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-13104 Implementation of Revisions to Figures 43-H and 43-I - Section 2, Ingots, Aluminum, 52 in Wide and Over, Lengthwise Bulkhead Flats; Ingots, Aluminum, 53 in Wide and Over Bulkhead Flats - AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-13102 Implementation of Revisions to Figures 120 and 121 - Section 2, Pipe, Conduit, or Rubbing, Steel 1/2 in to 9 in OD, 10 FT to 45 ft Long, Bundled Bulkhead Flats; Pipe, Steel, Bundled Threaded or Not, Uncoated and Varnish Coated, 1/2 in to 10 in, Nominal Diameter, Inclusive, Minimum Length 38 ft Flat cars 48 ft or Over, Equipped with Permanent End Bulkheads and Permanent Steel Side Stakes - AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-13101 Implementation of Revisions to General Rule 19 - Section 1 (Rules 19.2.6 and Figure 19.4) AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-13100 Implementation of Revisions to Figure 154-B - Section 2, Tubing, Steel, Squares, Rectangles, hollow Structural and Rounds, Over 12 ft Long, Packaged - Bulkhead Flats - AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-13099 Implementation of Revisions to Figure 112-A - Section 5, Engineered Wood Products, LCL, PSL and LSL Structural Beams and I Joists, Packaged 8 ft Long and Over - Bulkhead Flats, 48 Ft and Over - AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-13097 Implementation of Revisions to Figure 55 - Section 3, Wrecked Car Bodies - Flatcars or Gondolas - AAR Open Top Loading Rules (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-13096 Implementation of ARCHIVAL of Figure 117-B - Section 3, Pipe, Pressure, Reinforced Concrete, 10 ft to 11 ft 6 in Diameter, Inclusive, Nominal 16 ft or 20 ft Lengths - Flatcars, 48 ft or Longer, with Constant Tensioning Devices - Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-13095 Implementation of ARCHIVAL of Figure 34-B - Section 2, Coils of Wire, 48 in Diameter or Less - Bulkhead Flats with Sloped Floors and Steel Side Rails Extending 8 in Above Car Deck - AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-13094 Implementation of New Figure 21-E - Section 6, Bridge Erection Boat (BED) M30-Flatcar, Chain Tie-Down - AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)