On May 23, 2018, amendments to the Canada Transportation Act (CTA) 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.
An LHI order requires the local carrier to move the shipper’s commodity to a connecting carrier who will perform the remainder of the movement.
- 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