Lawsuit alleges price-fixing conspiracy by railroad haulers

A lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey alleges a price-fixing conspiracy by five major U.S.-based railroad freight haulers: CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern, BNSF Railway, Union Pacific and Kansas City Southern.

The suit, filed by Phoenix-based Dust Pro Inc., contends that the railroads have conspired since mid-2003 to fix the prices of rail fuel surcharges applied to freight shipped at unregulated rates.