Load Design & Cargo Damage Prevention Assistance

No matter what you're shipping, you can be assured that your cargo is safe and secure with KCS. Our Damage Prevention Team provides value added expert support whether you're new to rail transportation, introducing new products, experiencing damage problems, or simply reinforcing good loading practices.

We are available to work with you to understand the Association of American Railroads loading rules or to design unique loading patterns that will protect your product from potential damage while getting the most out of rail transportation capabilities.

The information below will provide some general guidelines for loading your goods.

Boxcars are a valuable industry shared asset, the proper use of boxcars creates an environment for safe and efficient operations and competitive conditions for your product transportation. For general guidance on using, and preventing damage to boxcars and boxcar doors, please review the NABP video(s)  posted below. For specific questions, please contact your local KCS (KCSR or KCSM) mechanical or claims representative.

Full Video (9 minutes, 46 seconds)