Greenbrier to design new oil tank cars

Feb 06, 2014 | 05:25 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  Greenbrier, rail cars, tank cars, DOT 111, CPC 1232, oil transport, William Furman, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Greenbrier Cos. will design a new generation of tank cars to meet expected new safety standards for moving oil and other hazardous freight while also making retrofits for "legacy" tank cars.

William A. Furman, chairman and chief executive officer of the Lake Oswego, Ore.-based rail car and barge builder, indicated in a statement that Greenbrier’s plans are in response to "high-profile derailments" that demonstrate the need for "updating the North American tank car fleet to the highest practical safety standards."....

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