Inside Supply Management Magazine

May/June 2022

Point to Point

May 01, 2022

Definition: According to Merriam-Webster, reciprocal switching is “an interchange of inbound and outbound carload freight among railroads … under a regular switching charge that is usually absorbed by the carrier receiving the line haul.” This practice — in which companies allow competitors to use their facilities and infrastructure for a fee — is the focus of proposed federal regulation designed to create a more competitive pricing environment.


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