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2020 AAR May Circular Letters

This notification provides a brief summary of each AAR Circular Letter issued during the prior month. TrinityRail monitors these Circular Letters as they relate to or may impact TrinityRail’s fleet, its customers, its shop network and its manufacturing operations. Circular letters may be viewed in their entirety by accessing the fee-based circular letter library from the Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) at https://www.aar.org/publications/.

These Circular Letter – Quick Notes are intended to improve accessibility to the users and are not proof of revision to the AAR, MSRP’s, Office or Field Manuals per M-1003 2.3.5.

C-13560
Subject: Informational Circular, Revisions to Field Manual, Rule 3
Date Issued: May 1, 2020
Date Effective: July 1, 2020
Group: Repair Shop
Summary:
At the April 2020 meeting of the Arbitration & Rules Committee a proposal by the Brake Systems Committee to revise Field Manual Rule 3, was approved.

C-13561
Subject: Informational Circular, Revisions to Field Manual, Rule 5.E
Date Issued: May 1, 2020
Date Effective: July 1, 2020
Group: Car Owner, Repair Shop
Summary: At the April 2020 meeting of the Arbitration and Rules Committee a proposal as advanced by the Car Repair Billing Committee to revise Rule 5.E.20, was reviewed and approved.

C-13562
Subject: Informational Circular, Revisions to Field Manual, Rule 5.E and Rule 6.A
Date Issued: May 1, 2020
Date Effective: July 1, 2020
Group: Car Owner, Repair Shop
Summary: At the April 2020 meeting of the Arbitration and Rules Committee a proposal as advanced by the Car Repair Billing Committee to revise Rule 5.E and Rule 6.A, was approved.

C-13563
Subject: Informational Circular, Revisions to Field Manual, Rule 10
Date Issued: May 1, 2020
Date Effective: July 1, 2020
Group: Repair Shop
Summary: At the April 2020 meeting of the Arbitration and Rules Committee a proposal as advanced by the Brake Systems Committee to revise Field Manual Rule 10, was approved.

C-13564
Subject: Informational Circular, Revisions to Field Manual, Rule 16
Date Issued: May 1, 2020
Date Effective: July 1, 2020
Group: Repair Shop
Summary: At the April 2020 meeting of the Arbitration & Rules Committee a proposal as advanced by the CSTC Committee to revise Field Manual Rule 16 was approved.

C-13565
Subject: Informational Circular, Revisions to Field Manual, Rule 18.E and Appendix A, Anti-creep
Date Issued: May 4, 2020
Date Effective: July 1, 2020
Group: Repair Shop
Summary: At the April 2020 meeting of the Arbitration and Rules Committee a proposal by the CSTC Committee to revise Field Manual Rule 18.E.5 and Appendix A to provide clarity and a primary anti-creep figure, was approved.

C-13566
Subject: Informational Circular, Revisions to Field Manual, Rule 21, Draft Gears
Date Issued: May 4, 2020
Date Effective: July 1, 2020
Group: Repair Shop
Summary: At the April 2020 meeting of the Arbitration and Rules Committee a proposal as advanced by the Equipment Engineering Committee to revise Rule 21.B, was approved.

C-13567
Subject: Informational Circular, Revisions to Field Manual, Rule 22
Date Issued: May 4, 2020
Date Effective: July 1, 2020
Group: Repair Shop
Summary: At the April 2020 meeting of the Arbitration and Rules Committee a proposal as advanced by the CSTC Committee to revise Field Manual Rule 22 was reviewed and approved. “Cracked” is an A.1 criteria in Rule 22 however, it is not currently accounted for by Why Made Code in the related job codes.

C-13568
Subject: Informational Circular, Revisions to Field Manual, Rule 41.A.1, Wheels
Date Issued: May 4, 2020
Date Effective: July 1, 2020
Group: Repair Shop
Summary: At the April 2020 meeting of the Arbitration and Rules Committee a proposal as advanced by the WABL Committee to revise Field Manual Rule 41.A.1.o and insert two new figures, was approved.

C-13569
Subject: Informational Circular, Revisions to Field Manual, Rule 41.A.E, Maanshan Wheels
Date Issued: May 4, 2020
Date Effective: July 1, 2020
Group: Repair Shop
Summary: At the April 2020 meeting of the Arbitration and Rules Committee a proposal as advanced by the WABL Committee to revise Field Manual Rule 41.E.7.f to correctly align with Rule 41.A.1.x, was approved.

C-13570
Subject: Informational Circular, Revisions to Field Manual, Rules 47 and 48
Date Issued: May 4, 2020
Date Effective: July 1, 2020
Group: Repair Shop
Summary: At the April 2020 meeting of the Arbitration and Rules Committee multiple proposals by the CSTC Committee to revise Field Manual Rules 47 and 48 were approved.

C-13571
Subject: Informational Circular, Revisions to Field Manual, Rules 47, 48 and 90
Date Issued: May 4, 2020
Date Effective: July 1, 2020
Group: Repair Shop
Summary: At the April 2020 meeting of the Arbitration and Rules Committee a proposal as advanced by the CSTC Committee to revise Field Manual Rules 47, 48 and 90 for Increased Component Life, was approved.

C-13572
Subject: Informational Circular, Revisions to Field Manual, Rules 16, 17 and 18
Date Issued: May 4, 2020
Date Effective: July 1, 2020
Group: Repair Shop
Summary: At the April 2020 meeting of the Arbitration and Rules Committee a proposal as advanced by the CSTC Committee to revise Field Manual Rules 16, 17 and 18, was approved.

C-13573
Subject: Informational Circular, Revisions to Field Manual, Rule 23
Date Issued: May 4, 2020
Date Effective: July 1, 2020
Group: Repair Shop
Summary: At the April 2020 meeting of the Arbitration and Rules Committee a proposal as advanced by the CSTC Committee to revise Field Manual Rule 23 based on feedback received on crack criteria to better reflect observed conditions, was approved.

C-13574
Subject: Informational Circular, Revisions to Field Manual, Rule 59
Date Issued: May 4, 2020
Date Effective: July 1, 2020
Group: Repair Shop
Summary: At the April 2020 meeting of the Arbitration and Rules Committee a proposal as advanced by the Equipment Engineering Committee to revise Field Manual Rule 59 to move A.1.m to A.1.h and insert a new cracked cross key image, was approved.

C-13575
Subject: Informational Circular, Revisions to Field and Office Manual, Rule 91.5
Date Issued: May 7, 2020
Date Effective: July 1, 2020
Group: Repair Shop
Summary: At the April 2020 meeting of the Arbitration and Rules Committee a proposal to revise Field and Office Manual Rule 91.5 for clarification on the intent of the rule, was approved.

C-13576
Subject: Informational Circular, Revisions to Field and Office Manuals, Rule 107.B.2
Date Issued: May 7, 2020
Date Effective: July 1, 2020
Group: Repair Shop
Summary: At the April 2020 meeting of the Arbitration and Rules Committee a proposal to revise Field and Office Manual Rule 107.B.2, was approved.

C-13577
Subject: Solicitation of Comments, Revisions to Field Manual, Rule 9
Date Issued: May 8, 2020
Date Effective: July 1, 2020
Group: Repair Shop
Summary: At the April 2020 meeting of the Arbitration and Rules Committee a proposal as advanced by the Brake Systems Committee to revise Field Manual Rule 9, was approved.

C-13578
Subject: Informational Circular, Revisions to Field Manual, Rule 89, Conditions Governing Delivery and Acceptance
Date Issued: May 8, 2020
Date Effective: July 1, 2020
Group: Car Owner, Locomotive
Summary: At the April 2020 meeting of the Arbitration and Rules Committee a proposal as advanced by the Equipment Engineering Committee to revise Field Manual Rule 89, was approved.

C-13579
Subject: Informational Circular, Revisions to Field and Office Manuals, Appendix B
Date Issued: May 8, 2020
Date Effective: July 1, 2020
Group: Car Owner, Repair Shop
Summary: At the April 2020 meeting of the Arbitration and Rules Committee a proposal as advanced by the SEFC Committee to revise Field & Office Manuals Appendix B, was approved.

C-13580
Subject: Informational Circular, Revisions to Field Manual, Rule 64
Date Issued: May 8, 2020
Date Effective: July 1, 2020
Group: Repair Shop
Summary: At the April 2020 meeting of the Arbitration and Rules Committee a proposal as advanced by the Equipment Engineering Committee to revise Rule 64, was approved.

C-13581
Subject: Informational Circular, Revisions to Field Manual, Rule 61, Body Side Bearings
Date Issued: May 8, 2020
Date Effective: July 1, 2020
Group: Repair Shop
Summary: At the April 2020 meeting of the Arbitration and Rules Committee a proposal as advanced by the Equipment Engineering Committee to revise Field Manual Rule 61, was approved.

C-13582
Subject: Updated Schedule for 2020 AAR M-1003 Basic Auditor, Advanced Auditor and Root Cause Analysis Training Classes
Date Issued: May 8, 2020
Date Effective: May 8, 2020
Group: Information
Summary: The AAR QAC has rescheduled some 2020 Basic Auditor, Advanced Auditor and Root Cause Analysis Training classes, and has moved other classes to a Webinar-based training format.

C-13583
Subject: Implementation of Editorial Revisions to Figure 88-B – Section 6 of the AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
Date Issued: May 13, 2020
Date Effective: May 13, 2020
Group: Shipper
Summary: The AAR’s OTLR Committee has approved the following revisions to Section 6 OTLR manual for Figure 88-B.

C-13584
Subject: Implementation of Revisions to General Rules 5, 19, 21 and Glossary – Section 1 of the AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
Date Issued: May 13, 2020
Date Effective: May 13, 2020
Group: Shipper
Summary: The AAR’s OTLR Committee has approved the following revisions to Section 1 OTLR manual for General Rules 5, 19, 21 & Glossary.

C-13585
Subject: Implementation of Revisions to MSRP Section B, Specification M-921B Cushioning Devices, End-of-Car. Addition of New Requirements
Date Issued: May 13, 2020
Date Effective: May 13, 2020
Group: Manufacturer
Summary: The purpose of this circular letter is to notify the industry of revisions to MSRP Section B, Specification M-921B Cushioning Devices, End-of-Car.

C-13586
Subject: Solicitation of Comments, Revisions to Field and Office Manuals, Rule 59, Component Tracking
Date Issued: May 15, 2020
Date Effective: October 1, 2020
Group: Manufacturer, Repair Shop
Summary: In May 2020 the Arbitration and Rules Committee reviewed and approved a proposal to revise Field and Office Manuals Rule 59 to support the addition of cushion units to the AAR Component Registry.

C-13587
Subject: Implementation of Revisions to Figures 54 and 54-B from Section 5, and General Rule 12 from Section 1 of the AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
Date Issued: May 19, 2020
Date Effective: May 19, 2020
Group: Shipper
Summary: The AAR’s OTLR Committee has approved the following revisions to Figures 54 and 54-B from Section 5, and General Rule 12 from Section 1 of the AAR OTLR Manual.

C-13588
Subject: Implementation of Revisions to Figures 13, 113 and 116 from Section 5 of the AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
Date Issued: May 21, 2020
Date Effective: May 21, 2020
Group: Shipper
Summary: The AAR’s OTLR Committee has approved the following revisions to Figures 13, 113 and 116 from Section 5 of the AAR OTLR Manual.

C-13589
Subject: Solicitation of Comments: Revisions to MSRP Sec.F, SENSORS, Std S-920 AAR Component Identification Bar Code Std, and MSRP Sec.B, Cushioning Devices Spec. M-921B-C-D-E-F. Addition of Component Tracking for Cushioning Devices
Date Issued: May 21, 2020
Date Effective: May 21, 2020
Group: Manufacturer, Repair Shop
Summary: The purpose of this circular letter is to solicit comments for revisions proposed to MSRP Section F, SENSORS, Standard S-920 AAR Component Identification Bar Code Standard, and MSRP Section B, all cushioning devices specifications.

C-13590
Subject: Solicitation of Comments, Revisions to Field and Office Manuals Rule 125, Early Warning
Date Issued: May 22, 2020
Date Effective: May 22, 2020
Group: All
Summary: At the April 2020 meeting of the Arbitration and Rules Committee a proposal to revise Field and Office Manuals Rule 125, was approved.

CPC-1367
Subject: Impacts related to AAR M-1003 QAP requirements for M-1002/M-1003 Certified Tank Car Facility Certification due to COVID-19
Date Issued: May 27, 2020
Date Effective: May 27, 2020
Group: Manufacturer, Repair Shop
Summary: At the request of industry, the AAR Tank Car Committee was asked to consider the impacts on AAR certified M-1002/M-1003 tank car facilities due to the COVID-19 restrictions on travel and restrictions on non-essential business.

C-13591
Subject: Temporary Extension of Specific AAR M-1003 Quality Assurance Requirements Due to COVID-19
Date Issued: May 27, 2020
Date Effective: May 27, 2020
Group: Manufacturer, Repair Shop
Summary: At the request of the industry, the AAR QAC is granting a temporary extension of specific M-1003 Quality Assurance requirements due to COVID-19 restrictions on travel, and health concerns.

C-13592
Subject: Implementation of Revisions to Figures 150, 420, 421, 422, 460, 461, and 462 from Section 3 of the AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
Date Issued: May 28, 2020
Date Effective: May 28, 2020
Group: Shipper
Summary: The AAR’s OTLR Committee has approved the following revisions to Figures 150, 420, 421, 422, 460, 461, and 462 from Section 3 of the AAR OTLR Manual.