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UTLX Repair Services Opens Conversion Plant at Marion, Ohio

March 1, 2016 - Union Tank Car Company’s Repair Business Unit has established a tank car remanufacturing facility at Marion, Ohio. The new plant was developed to retrofit existing DOT 111 and CPC‑1232 specification railroad tank cars with new safety features required by HM-251.

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Marmon Holdings Acquires Railroad Tank Car Assets of GE Railcar Services

September 30, 2015 - Marmon Holdings, Inc. has reached a definitive agreement with General Electric Capital Corporation and, as of September 30, 2015, has acquired substantially all of GE Railcar Services’ owned fleet of railroad tank cars.

The acquired railcar assets will become part of the portfolio of rail equipment managed by Marmon's Union Tank Car Company and Procor Limited.

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Transportation of Flammable Liquids By Rail

May 21, 2015 - On May 1, Canada’s Minister of Transport, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, and U.S. Transportation Secretary, Anthony Foxx, announced enhanced tank car standards during a joint press conference held in Washington, D.C.

The enhanced tank car standards are an amendment to Canada’s Transportation of Dangerous Goods rules for Class 3 flammable liquids, which became effective when published in Canada Gazette II on May 20, 2015. In the U.S., the final rule (HM-251) is set to become effective July 7, 2015.

Statement of RSI-CTC Regarding Proposed Tank Car Rule

February 6, 2015 - The Railway Supply Institute Committee on tank cars (RSI-CTC) has issued a statement regarding the proposed rule going to the Office of Management and Budget for review. Click here to access the full document.

New Regina-Based Mobile Repairs

September 22, 2014 - We are pleased to announce our newest mobile repair unit, based in Regina. The unit is fully operational, servicing southern and central Saskatchewan. Click here to learn more about our on-site repair capabilities and to access contact information.

Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers Submission To Transport Canada

August 29, 2014 - On behalf of member companies, the Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers (CARS) has reviewed Transport Canada’s proposed amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations and submitted comments to Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate. Click here to access the CARS submission.

Transport Canada Takes Action In Response To TSB’s Initial Lac-Mégantic Recommendations

April 23, 2014 - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced decisive actions to address the Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s initial recommendations regarding the ongoing investigation into the Lac-Mégantic train derailment. More ...

RSI Calls For Additional Safety Measures

February 12, 2014 – The Railway Supply Institute Committee on Tank Cars (RSICTC) has called on the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to consider several new safety measures for tank cars carrying crude oil and ethanol.
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RSI Committee Requests Tank Car Design Approval, Proposes Modifications For Older Tank Cars

Decmber 5, 2013 - The Railway Supply Institute Committee on Tank Cars (RSICTC) urged the United States Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to support rulemaking that would enhance the safety of the North American tank car fleet.
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Transport Canada - Protective Direction No. 31

October 17, 2013 - Protective Direction No. 31, pertains to classification testing of crude oil being imported, handled, offered for transport or transported as UN 1267 or UN 1993, and to provide those results to Transport Canada upon request. This Directive was effective immediately.
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New Federal Minister of Transport

August 30, 2013 - In July, Lisa Raitt was appointed Minister of Transport. She had previously served as Minister of Natural Resources and Minister of Labour.
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New U.S. CBP Requirements For Residue Reporting

August 27, 2013 - Since 1994, containers returning to the United States with only product residues have been allowed to enter as empty for Customs purposes.
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Publications

In addition to Procor's cross-functional team support, and local engineering and technical resources, the following publications are available to our leasing customers:

On track!

On track! is a quarterly news publication from Procor Limited to keep our customers apprised of rail car and rail industry developments.

AAR, Regulatory and Industry Developments

Our periodic AAR, Regulatory and Industry Development document is a compilation of recent and ongoing issues affecting rail car use and design.

Union Tank Car Blue Book

The Union Tank Car Blue Book is an electronic publication accessible from the Procor Link-Net® collection of fleet management tools (user ID and password required). It provides specifications, drawings, components, terminology, regulatory agencies and much more.