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RICA CLEARANCE COMMITTEE

Director: Dan Doner, Union Pacific Railway, clearance@rica.org
Chairperson: Greg McComas, BNSF Railway, clearance-chair@rica.org

Mission:
Our mission is to educate and develop best practices for railways, shippers, ports and manufacturers. Our objectives are focused to benefit the project cargo/dimensional industry to maintain the highest standards of safety and efficient processes in North America transportation and logistics.
  • Standardize North American Clearance Map
  • Review and modify current guidelines and processes to align them with AAR and AREMA standards
  • Identify critical needs for improvement and work to gain collaboration from all parties
    • Current topics: Standardized Center of Gravity, Interchange improvements between carriers, Buffer Cars, Underbody Clearance, Car Operator/Rider standards
  • Facilitate regular meetings with all Class 1 railroads