Long-Haul Interswitching reference materials now available
On May 23, 2018, amendments to the Canada Transportation Act (the Act) provided the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) with the authority to resolve disputes between a shipper and a local carrier related to Long-Haul Interswitching (LHI).
The LHI provisions enable a shipper who has a dispute with a Class 1 railway company (local carrier) about a rate, a route, and/or terms of service, to make an application to the Agency for an LHI order.
To better help shippers determine their eligibility and apply for LHI, the Agency has developed a series of reference materials, found below:
- Checking your eligibility
- Long-Haul Interswitching: A guide for freight rail shippers and federal railway companies
- LHI Application Form
- Proposed Rules of Procedures
- How to Provide an Undertaking to the Local Carrier
- How to Request Confidentiality
- How to Authorize Someone Who is Not a Lawyer to Represent Your Company