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Railcar Tracking Learning Center

Shedding Light On The Art Of Tracking Railcars

This learning center provides useful information for the rail shipper and/or railcar fleet owner related to the tracking of rail shipments and management of railcar fleets. There are occasional news notices from Railcar Tracking Co. as well as How To articles that demonstrate how to automate certain rail shipment tracking and railcar fleet management activities.

Track and Trace Your Rail Shipments For Free With Canadian Pacific Customer Station

Canadian Pacific is another Class I railroad that provides web-based tools for rail shippers and receivers to track their shipments. They package their railcar tracking tools into what is called Customer Station. You can bill a shipment, order railcars, manage shipments (railcar orders, diversions, placements, releases, demurrage, freight claims / …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on July 26, 2016

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Track and Trace Your Rail Shipments For Free With Canadian Pacific Customer Station

Canadian Pacific is another Class I railroad that provides web-based tools for rail shippers and receivers to track their shipments. They package their railcar tracking tools into what is called Customer Station. You can bill a shipment, order railcars, manage shipments (railcar orders, diversions, placements, releases, demurrage, freight claims / …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on July 26, 2016

Railcar Management System (RMS) 6.10.50 Release Enhances Track & Trace Process

With the release of Railcar Management System (RMS) 6.10.50, Railcar Tracking Company continues to respond to customer needs. RMS continues to be our main focus, raising it to a best of breed application for those companies whose needs include a flexible and easy to use web-based system that includes visibility …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on July 8, 2016

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tankcar-desert-mtn-800x300

Railcar Management System (RMS) 6.10.50 Release Enhances Track & Trace Process

With the release of Railcar Management System (RMS) 6.10.50, Railcar Tracking Company continues to respond to customer needs. RMS continues to be our main focus, raising it to a best of breed application for those companies whose needs include a flexible and easy to use web-based system that includes visibility …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on July 8, 2016

Track & Trace Your Rail Shipments For Free With Canadian National Tools

Canadian National is another Class I railroad that provides web-based tools for rail shippers and receivers to track their shipments. They package their railcar tracking tools into what is called Tools. You can plan a shipment, get pricing, bill a shipment and pay for a shipment here, but this article …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on June 29, 2016

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cn_railcar_tracking

Track & Trace Your Rail Shipments For Free With Canadian National Tools

Canadian National is another Class I railroad that provides web-based tools for rail shippers and receivers to track their shipments. They package their railcar tracking tools into what is called Tools. You can plan a shipment, get pricing, bill a shipment and pay for a shipment here, but this article …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on June 29, 2016

Track and Trace Your Rail Shipments With Union Pacific on MyUPRR

Union Pacific is another Class I railroad that provides web-based tools for rail shippers and receivers to track their shipments. They package their railcar tracking tools into what is called MyUPRR. You can plan a shipment, get pricing, bill a shipment and pay for a shipment here, but this article focuses …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on June 15, 2016

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railcars-that-are-tracked3

Track and Trace Your Rail Shipments With Union Pacific on MyUPRR

Union Pacific is another Class I railroad that provides web-based tools for rail shippers and receivers to track their shipments. They package their railcar tracking tools into what is called MyUPRR. You can plan a shipment, get pricing, bill a shipment and pay for a shipment here, but this article focuses …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on June 15, 2016

Track & Trace Railcar Shipments with Burlington Northern Sante Fe’s BNSF.com

Burlington Northern Sante Fe is another Class I railroad that provides web-based tools for rail shippers and receivers to track their shipments. They package their railcar tracking tools into what is called BNSF.com. You can plan a shipment, get pricing, bill a shipment and pay for a shipment here, but …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on May 16, 2016

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track-trace-rail

Track & Trace Railcar Shipments with Burlington Northern Sante Fe’s BNSF.com

Burlington Northern Sante Fe is another Class I railroad that provides web-based tools for rail shippers and receivers to track their shipments. They package their railcar tracking tools into what is called BNSF.com. You can plan a shipment, get pricing, bill a shipment and pay for a shipment here, but …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on May 16, 2016

Track & Trace Railcar Shipments with Norfolk Southern’s accessNS

Norfolk Southern is another Class I railroad that provides web-based tools for rail shippers and receivers to track their shipments. They package their railcar tracking tools into what is called accessNS. You can plan a shipment, get pricing, bill a shipment and pay for a shipment here, but this article …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on April 27, 2016

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quick track ns

Track & Trace Railcar Shipments with Norfolk Southern’s accessNS

Norfolk Southern is another Class I railroad that provides web-based tools for rail shippers and receivers to track their shipments. They package their railcar tracking tools into what is called accessNS. You can plan a shipment, get pricing, bill a shipment and pay for a shipment here, but this article …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on April 27, 2016

Track & Trace Railcar Shipments with ShipCSX

CSX Transportation is one Class I railroad that provides web-based tools for rail shippers and receivers to track their shipments. They package their railcar tracking tools into what is called ShipCSX. You can plan a shipment, get pricing, bill a shipment and pay for a shipment here, but this article focuses …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on March 24, 2016

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rail-shipments

Track & Trace Railcar Shipments with ShipCSX

CSX Transportation is one Class I railroad that provides web-based tools for rail shippers and receivers to track their shipments. They package their railcar tracking tools into what is called ShipCSX. You can plan a shipment, get pricing, bill a shipment and pay for a shipment here, but this article focuses …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on March 24, 2016

Track and trace your rail shipments for free

If you ship or receive freight on rail, at some point you are going to want to have visibility of where those railcars are and when they are going to arrive. The Class I railroads provide web-based railcar shipment tracking tools with varying functionality. This is the beginning of a …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on February 26, 2016

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track-trace-rail

Track and trace your rail shipments for free

If you ship or receive freight on rail, at some point you are going to want to have visibility of where those railcars are and when they are going to arrive. The Class I railroads provide web-based railcar shipment tracking tools with varying functionality. This is the beginning of a …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on February 26, 2016

Railcar Repair: Save Money By Using This Free Software

In this article, I am going to explain how you can save a significant amount of money and time by using a recently updated, free software tool that you can download and install right now. Several years ago, I reviewed a piece of software named Invoice21 developed by RailTech Software …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on February 8, 2016

railcar to spot
railcar to spot

Railcar Repair: Save Money By Using This Free Software

In this article, I am going to explain how you can save a significant amount of money and time by using a recently updated, free software tool that you can download and install right now. Several years ago, I reviewed a piece of software named Invoice21 developed by RailTech Software …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on February 8, 2016

How To Install Invoice21 To View / Print Railcar Repair Invoices For Free

In a previous article, I review and explain the benefit of Invoice21, show sample reports and how to use it. Basically it is a free software that enables you to view / print easy to read, detailed copies of railcar repair invoices. In this article, you will learn how to …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on February 8, 2016

How To Install Invoice21 To View / Print Railcar Repair Invoices For Free

In a previous article, I review and explain the benefit of Invoice21, show sample reports and how to use it. Basically it is a free software that enables you to view / print easy to read, detailed copies of railcar repair invoices. In this article, you will learn how to …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on February 8, 2016

Demurrage and detention from a carload perspective

The terms Demurrage and Detention are used quite a bit in the rail industry. Sometimes they seem to be used interchangeably or used differently depending on the type of rail shipping (i.e. intermodal vs. carload). If you have ever wondered about the meaning and usage of these terms particularly within …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on December 14, 2015

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vehicle_railcar

Demurrage and detention from a carload perspective

The terms Demurrage and Detention are used quite a bit in the rail industry. Sometimes they seem to be used interchangeably or used differently depending on the type of rail shipping (i.e. intermodal vs. carload). If you have ever wondered about the meaning and usage of these terms particularly within …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on December 14, 2015

Railcar Tracking Blog has a new name and new location

Railcar Tracking Blog (http://railcartracking.wordpress.com) , established in 2011, is a place where rail shippers, receivers, and railcar fleet owners can find helpful information related to tracking rail shipments and managing railcar fleets. The blog is sponsored by Railcar Tracking Company (RTC) and the articles were written by RTC with occasional input from other industry experts. The …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on December 9, 2015

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Railcar Tracking Blog has a new name and new location

Railcar Tracking Blog (http://railcartracking.wordpress.com) , established in 2011, is a place where rail shippers, receivers, and railcar fleet owners can find helpful information related to tracking rail shipments and managing railcar fleets. The blog is sponsored by Railcar Tracking Company (RTC) and the articles were written by RTC with occasional input from other industry experts. The …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on December 9, 2015

How To Use AAR Car Type Codes in Railcar Management System (RMS)

This brief article explains how AAR Car Type Codes can be used in Railcar Management System (RMS). Step 1. Update one or more railcar records with the appropriate AAR Car Type Code.   Step 2. Clone a Daily Report such as Last Sighting by Destination then add the AARType field to …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on October 21, 2015

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steelroads

How To Use AAR Car Type Codes in Railcar Management System (RMS)

This brief article explains how AAR Car Type Codes can be used in Railcar Management System (RMS). Step 1. Update one or more railcar records with the appropriate AAR Car Type Code.   Step 2. Clone a Daily Report such as Last Sighting by Destination then add the AARType field to …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on October 21, 2015

AAR Car Type Codes Explained & Resources

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) developed the car code. The first letter of the code identifies the major category of the railcar. The following three numbers identify more specific characteristics about the railcar such as dimension, roof type, door type, capacity (gallons or cubit feet), load limit, floor type, coupler …

Post by admin on October 15, 2015

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Rail Yard

AAR Car Type Codes Explained & Resources

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) developed the car code. The first letter of the code identifies the major category of the railcar. The following three numbers identify more specific characteristics about the railcar such as dimension, roof type, door type, capacity (gallons or cubit feet), load limit, floor type, coupler …

Post by admin on October 15, 2015

What is a CIF and what does it have to do with tracking railcars?

If you ship or receive rail shipments and attempt to track these shipments, you may have experienced the problem of not having visibility of some shipments due to your company not getting listed on the waybill or due to the way your company is listed on the waybill. You may have heard the terms “CIF” …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on May 15, 2015

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tracking rail cars

What is a CIF and what does it have to do with tracking railcars?

If you ship or receive rail shipments and attempt to track these shipments, you may have experienced the problem of not having visibility of some shipments due to your company not getting listed on the waybill or due to the way your company is listed on the waybill. You may have heard the terms “CIF” …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on May 15, 2015

What features are commonly included in a rail shipment tracking and fleet management system?

Rail shipment tracking and fleet management systems are offered by several vendors, which offer many similar features. These systems lower administrative costs, improve supply chain performance and increase utilization of railcar fleets. This article summarizes those most common features and then also points out some less common features. Overall, I hope …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on March 20, 2015

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RailcarVan

What features are commonly included in a rail shipment tracking and fleet management system?

Rail shipment tracking and fleet management systems are offered by several vendors, which offer many similar features. These systems lower administrative costs, improve supply chain performance and increase utilization of railcar fleets. This article summarizes those most common features and then also points out some less common features. Overall, I hope …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on March 20, 2015

How a Rail Shipment Tracking System Can Save You Money

Having a single system that can track the locations of your rail shipments and/or railcar fleet across railroads is definitely more convenient, but does it really save you money? You may be struggling to quantify the cost benefit of a system like this. If so, please read on. Reduce Administrative …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on January 15, 2015

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cutting-costs

How a Rail Shipment Tracking System Can Save You Money

Having a single system that can track the locations of your rail shipments and/or railcar fleet across railroads is definitely more convenient, but does it really save you money? You may be struggling to quantify the cost benefit of a system like this. If so, please read on. Reduce Administrative …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on January 15, 2015

Railroad Demurrage Liability Changes

On April 9, 2014 the Surface Transportation Board (STB) decided to revise the existing rules pertaining to 1) who may charge demurrage and 2) who is subject to demurrage. The new rules took effect on July 15, 2014. The complete decision and related statements to support the decision may be …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on November 19, 2014

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railcar-tracking-system-cost

Railroad Demurrage Liability Changes

On April 9, 2014 the Surface Transportation Board (STB) decided to revise the existing rules pertaining to 1) who may charge demurrage and 2) who is subject to demurrage. The new rules took effect on July 15, 2014. The complete decision and related statements to support the decision may be …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on November 19, 2014

How much does a railcar tracking software system cost (Part II)?

In February of last year, I wrote the first part of this series that focused on the cost of data, which is the core cost of any railcar tracking system. I promised that the first part would be followed up with more information about the total cost of this type …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on September 19, 2014

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ComputerScreenWithSpreadsheet.jpg

How much does a railcar tracking software system cost (Part II)?

In February of last year, I wrote the first part of this series that focused on the cost of data, which is the core cost of any railcar tracking system. I promised that the first part would be followed up with more information about the total cost of this type …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on September 19, 2014

Railcar Tracking Company joins Savage Services Corporation

Holladay, UT    Effective November 1, 2013, Savage Services Corporation acquired the assets and personnel of Railcar Tracking Company (RTC). Savage has applied for and received authorization to do business as (dba) Railcar Tracking Company, so RTC will continue to operate very much the way it always has, but with much …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on November 1, 2013

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Railcar Tracking Company joins Savage Services Corporation

Holladay, UT    Effective November 1, 2013, Savage Services Corporation acquired the assets and personnel of Railcar Tracking Company (RTC). Savage has applied for and received authorization to do business as (dba) Railcar Tracking Company, so RTC will continue to operate very much the way it always has, but with much …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on November 1, 2013

Railcar Management System (RMS) Version 6 Released

St. Louis, Missouri (11/1/2013)  Railcar Tracking Company announces the release of Railcar Management System (RMS) Version 6. RMS Version 6 is web-based and offers configurable user access making it attractive to small / midsize rail shippers as well as for large enterprise use. New features and enhancements make V.6 easy to use.  Here’s …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on November 1, 2013

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railcar-management-system

Railcar Management System (RMS) Version 6 Released

St. Louis, Missouri (11/1/2013)  Railcar Tracking Company announces the release of Railcar Management System (RMS) Version 6. RMS Version 6 is web-based and offers configurable user access making it attractive to small / midsize rail shippers as well as for large enterprise use. New features and enhancements make V.6 easy to use.  Here’s …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on November 1, 2013

How much does a railcar tracking system cost?

This is a very common question. The answer is a difficult one because it depends on a number of variables. This article will introduce some key questions that will help you determine how much a system will cost. If you like to be an informed buyer or are thinking about …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on February 28, 2013

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railcar-tracking-systems

How much does a railcar tracking system cost?

This is a very common question. The answer is a difficult one because it depends on a number of variables. This article will introduce some key questions that will help you determine how much a system will cost. If you like to be an informed buyer or are thinking about …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on February 28, 2013

Car Location Message (CLM) Event Sighting Codes

  Code Classification Description A Arrival Transit Location Equipment has arrived at an in-transit railroad location other than the destination. B Bad Order Equipment has been reported or received defective at location shown. See this article for extended bad order information. C Motor Carrier Arrival Motor carrier arrival at initial …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on February 28, 2013

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Car Location Message (CLM) Event Sighting Codes

  Code Classification Description A Arrival Transit Location Equipment has arrived at an in-transit railroad location other than the destination. B Bad Order Equipment has been reported or received defective at location shown. See this article for extended bad order information. C Motor Carrier Arrival Motor carrier arrival at initial …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on February 28, 2013

Demurrage charges – trust, but verify.

The results were surprising to them: they found $14,000.00 of inaccuracies in one month. Full disclosure: This shipper is one of our customers and they did solve their problem with our product. All the same, I think their experience will be a valuable one to you regardless of whether you …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on August 28, 2012

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railroad-systems

Demurrage charges – trust, but verify.

The results were surprising to them: they found $14,000.00 of inaccuracies in one month. Full disclosure: This shipper is one of our customers and they did solve their problem with our product. All the same, I think their experience will be a valuable one to you regardless of whether you …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on August 28, 2012

Getting full visibility of railcar shipments in Steelroads

If you are getting incomplete CLM (aka sightings) data for some of your shipments and you use Steelroads*, here are some ideas that will help you increase your visibility. 1. All CLM data delivered out of Steelroads is now restricted to “Party to Waybill” (PTW) security. This means that your …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on May 25, 2012

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hopper cars of coke

Getting full visibility of railcar shipments in Steelroads

If you are getting incomplete CLM (aka sightings) data for some of your shipments and you use Steelroads*, here are some ideas that will help you increase your visibility. 1. All CLM data delivered out of Steelroads is now restricted to “Party to Waybill” (PTW) security. This means that your …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on May 25, 2012

Optimizing railcar fleets by reducing excess detention

In this article, I will share ideas about how to determine a reasonable grace period, the best way to measure detention time, and how much to charge for days beyond the grace period. Detention is often used interchangeably with demurrage and vice versa. One definition of demurrage goes like this: …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on February 27, 2012

rail-cars-in-transit
rail-cars-in-transit

Optimizing railcar fleets by reducing excess detention

In this article, I will share ideas about how to determine a reasonable grace period, the best way to measure detention time, and how much to charge for days beyond the grace period. Detention is often used interchangeably with demurrage and vice versa. One definition of demurrage goes like this: …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on February 27, 2012

Cost increases coming soon for rail shipment tracking data?

Most Class I railroads have a practice of providing shipment tracking data such as CLM (car location messages) and waybills (EDI 417 format) to those directly involved in rail shipping for no charge. The practice of doing the same for third parties (VANs – value added networks, on-demand software vendors) …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on January 20, 2012

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RollsOfMoney

Cost increases coming soon for rail shipment tracking data?

Most Class I railroads have a practice of providing shipment tracking data such as CLM (car location messages) and waybills (EDI 417 format) to those directly involved in rail shipping for no charge. The practice of doing the same for third parties (VANs – value added networks, on-demand software vendors) …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on January 20, 2012

Railcar Repair: Save $600 Or More Annually By Reading This Article

Starting January 1, 2012, Railinc will begin charging $600 annually for the PDF print out of [rail]car repair billing charges (CRBX Data Exchange) to billed parties. The charge is actually per each profile ID, so if your company has multiple IDs, you will see multiple $600 charges. Plus, third party …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on October 31, 2011

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railcar to spot

Railcar Repair: Save $600 Or More Annually By Reading This Article

Starting January 1, 2012, Railinc will begin charging $600 annually for the PDF print out of [rail]car repair billing charges (CRBX Data Exchange) to billed parties. The charge is actually per each profile ID, so if your company has multiple IDs, you will see multiple $600 charges. Plus, third party …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on October 31, 2011

The misunderstood Train ID field

Actually, if it were understood better, we would realize that this little field is actually providing some pretty rich information. Most Car Location Message (CLM) formats contain a Train ID field. This field returns several very different types of information depending on the situation. Frustrating and difficult to implement in …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on September 28, 2011

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train-field

The misunderstood Train ID field

Actually, if it were understood better, we would realize that this little field is actually providing some pretty rich information. Most Car Location Message (CLM) formats contain a Train ID field. This field returns several very different types of information depending on the situation. Frustrating and difficult to implement in …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on September 28, 2011

Simple Railcar Fleet Sizing

There are more complex and more accurate ways to size your railcar fleet, but here is a simple way that even the most modest thinker (me) can understand. Before you use this, be sure to test it in a small situation to be sure that it works for your particular …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on August 31, 2011

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ComputerScreenWithSpreadsheet.jpg

Simple Railcar Fleet Sizing

There are more complex and more accurate ways to size your railcar fleet, but here is a simple way that even the most modest thinker (me) can understand. Before you use this, be sure to test it in a small situation to be sure that it works for your particular …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on August 31, 2011

Get electronic waybills from railroads for railcar tracking

Electronic waybills are delivered in a file and the information is formatted in a standard way enabling computer systems to automatically import them. Coupling sighting (CLM) data with waybill data (aka shipping instructions) can be a powerful combination. For example, not only will you know where your railcars are and …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on July 18, 2011

waybills-from-railroads
waybills-from-railroads

Get electronic waybills from railroads for railcar tracking

Electronic waybills are delivered in a file and the information is formatted in a standard way enabling computer systems to automatically import them. Coupling sighting (CLM) data with waybill data (aka shipping instructions) can be a powerful combination. For example, not only will you know where your railcars are and …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on July 18, 2011

Rail Users’ Manual

The Rail User’ Manual available from The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL)  contains some basic, important, timeless, and valuable information relating to railroad railcar tracking that you may not be able to find consolidated anywhere else. The information in the manual could be more timely since the latest version that …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on May 17, 2011

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NITL_Rail_Users_Manual

Rail Users’ Manual

The Rail User’ Manual available from The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL)  contains some basic, important, timeless, and valuable information relating to railroad railcar tracking that you may not be able to find consolidated anywhere else. The information in the manual could be more timely since the latest version that …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on May 17, 2011

Railroad Demurrage Basics

Private Car Storage versus Demurrage Most railroads use the term Demurrage when describing the charges for privately owned railcars sitting on railroad property too long and the charges for using railroad owned railcars too long (during loading or unloading). A few railroads use the term Private Car Storage for charges …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on March 17, 2011

railroad-demurrage-basics
railroad-demurrage-basics

Railroad Demurrage Basics

Private Car Storage versus Demurrage Most railroads use the term Demurrage when describing the charges for privately owned railcars sitting on railroad property too long and the charges for using railroad owned railcars too long (during loading or unloading). A few railroads use the term Private Car Storage for charges …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on March 17, 2011

Getting full visibility of rail shipments

There may be situations where you want to see certain rail shipments (either in a railroad provided, third party, or in-house rail shipment tracking system), but your company is not “party to the waybill”. If you are running into this problem. Here are some options to consider. 1. You can …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on January 21, 2011

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rail-shipments

Getting full visibility of rail shipments

There may be situations where you want to see certain rail shipments (either in a railroad provided, third party, or in-house rail shipment tracking system), but your company is not “party to the waybill”. If you are running into this problem. Here are some options to consider. 1. You can …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on January 21, 2011

Usage Cap Established For Steelroads Users

Several colleagues of mine who have sponsored Steelroads* accounts told me that today an email was sent from Railinc (creator and owner or Steelroads) informing them that the railroad sponsor of their account (more on that later) has set a cap for a certain number of trace events (CLM – …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on December 16, 2010

steelroads
steelroads

Usage Cap Established For Steelroads Users

Several colleagues of mine who have sponsored Steelroads* accounts told me that today an email was sent from Railinc (creator and owner or Steelroads) informing them that the railroad sponsor of their account (more on that later) has set a cap for a certain number of trace events (CLM – …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on December 16, 2010

Appending waybill elements to rail shipment tracking CLM event data may not be cost effective

If you are getting CLM event data from one of the rail industry VANs (value added networks) and they offer an option to append elements from the waybill to each CLM event record, it may seem like a simple solution, but there are numerous problems to consider first. Problem 1: …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on November 3, 2010

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rail-tracks

Appending waybill elements to rail shipment tracking CLM event data may not be cost effective

If you are getting CLM event data from one of the rail industry VANs (value added networks) and they offer an option to append elements from the waybill to each CLM event record, it may seem like a simple solution, but there are numerous problems to consider first. Problem 1: …

Post by Jim Dalrymple on November 3, 2010

Railcar Management System (RMS) Version 5.0

St. Louis, Missouri  –  The new version offers a Demurrage Tracking feature designed to closely estimate charges incurred during the loading and unloading of railcars. More specifically, the holding of railroad-owned railcars during loading and unloading and the time that private railcars are sitting on railroad tracks waiting to be placed …

Post by admin on February 2, 2009

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RMS_LOGO

Railcar Management System (RMS) Version 5.0

St. Louis, Missouri  –  The new version offers a Demurrage Tracking feature designed to closely estimate charges incurred during the loading and unloading of railcars. More specifically, the holding of railroad-owned railcars during loading and unloading and the time that private railcars are sitting on railroad tracks waiting to be placed …

Post by admin on February 2, 2009

The Railcar Management System (RMS) Report Framework™

St. Louis, Missouri  –  The RMS Report Framework empowers companies to provide answers to their company-specific business questions in a cost-effective and timely manner. The goal of the RMS Report Framework is to more fully utilize the existing skills of both the technical and the business person while freeing them both …

Post by admin on July 17, 2008

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RMS_LOGO

The Railcar Management System (RMS) Report Framework™

St. Louis, Missouri  –  The RMS Report Framework empowers companies to provide answers to their company-specific business questions in a cost-effective and timely manner. The goal of the RMS Report Framework is to more fully utilize the existing skills of both the technical and the business person while freeing them both …

Post by admin on July 17, 2008

Railcar Tracking Company L.L.C. (RTC) Announces Its Ten Year Anniversary

Snoqualmie, Washington – Since 1997, Railcar Tracking Co. LLC (RTC) has been supplying rail shippers with a system for tracking rail shipments and managing railcar fleets: Railcar Management System (RMS) ™. The company also provides customer support and software development related to the use of its products. Over the last …

Post by admin on April 4, 2007

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Railcartracking_logo_big

Railcar Tracking Company L.L.C. (RTC) Announces Its Ten Year Anniversary

Snoqualmie, Washington – Since 1997, Railcar Tracking Co. LLC (RTC) has been supplying rail shippers with a system for tracking rail shipments and managing railcar fleets: Railcar Management System (RMS) ™. The company also provides customer support and software development related to the use of its products. Over the last …

Post by admin on April 4, 2007

Railcar Tracking Company L.L.C. (RTC) Announces Railcar Management System (RMS) ™ Version 4.0

Snoqualmie, Washington  –  September 30, 2005 is the target release date for Railcar Management System (RMS) ™ Version 4.0. The new version offers key features for larger shippers while maintaining its accessibility and cost-effectiveness for small to midsize shippers. Some of the key features are: Easily assign or reassign to pools, …

Post by admin on August 29, 2005

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RMS_LOGO

Railcar Tracking Company L.L.C. (RTC) Announces Railcar Management System (RMS) ™ Version 4.0

Snoqualmie, Washington  –  September 30, 2005 is the target release date for Railcar Management System (RMS) ™ Version 4.0. The new version offers key features for larger shippers while maintaining its accessibility and cost-effectiveness for small to midsize shippers. Some of the key features are: Easily assign or reassign to pools, …

Post by admin on August 29, 2005

More Accurate ETA’s For Rail Shipments

Snoqualmie, Washington  –  In response to rail shipper demand for more accurate estimated time of arrivals (ETA), Railcar Tracking Co. LLC (RTC) recently added a new feature to their rail shipment tracking and fleet management software, Railcar Management System (RMS): Enhanced ETA. Many ETAs provided by the rail industry are …

Post by admin on November 15, 2004

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switching tank railcar

More Accurate ETA’s For Rail Shipments

Snoqualmie, Washington  –  In response to rail shipper demand for more accurate estimated time of arrivals (ETA), Railcar Tracking Co. LLC (RTC) recently added a new feature to their rail shipment tracking and fleet management software, Railcar Management System (RMS): Enhanced ETA. Many ETAs provided by the rail industry are …

Post by admin on November 15, 2004

Eliminate Bill Of Lading Double Data Entry

Tired of having to re-key bill of lading / waybill information from hard to read faxes? Railcar Management System (RMS), a cost-effective rail Transportation Management System (RTMS), can now link with the Class 1 Railroads directly via the Internet to import electronic copies of the bill of ladings that you, your …

Post by admin on July 5, 2002

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CustomerServiceAgent

Eliminate Bill Of Lading Double Data Entry

Tired of having to re-key bill of lading / waybill information from hard to read faxes? Railcar Management System (RMS), a cost-effective rail Transportation Management System (RTMS), can now link with the Class 1 Railroads directly via the Internet to import electronic copies of the bill of ladings that you, your …

Post by admin on July 5, 2002

The Release of Railcar Management System (RMS) 3.0

RTC continues its leadership role in rail based Supply Chain Management by expanding the power of rail shippers to more efficiently manage rail shipments and fleets with the release of RMS 3.0. Along with existing innovative functions like customizable reports, consolidated billing, RMS 3.0 allows the user to take greater …

Post by admin on August 13, 2001

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rail-yard

The Release of Railcar Management System (RMS) 3.0

RTC continues its leadership role in rail based Supply Chain Management by expanding the power of rail shippers to more efficiently manage rail shipments and fleets with the release of RMS 3.0. Along with existing innovative functions like customizable reports, consolidated billing, RMS 3.0 allows the user to take greater …

Post by admin on August 13, 2001

Key Systems Changes Its Name To Railcar Tracking Company

Demand for Key Systems Railcar Management System (RMS) has been so strong that the company found itself working on nothing but the development and marketing of their rail transportation management system, RMS. The company feels that its name should better reflect this fact. Thus the name Railcar Tracking Company (RTC) …

Post by admin on December 1, 1999

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Railcarlogo2

Key Systems Changes Its Name To Railcar Tracking Company

Demand for Key Systems Railcar Management System (RMS) has been so strong that the company found itself working on nothing but the development and marketing of their rail transportation management system, RMS. The company feels that its name should better reflect this fact. Thus the name Railcar Tracking Company (RTC) …

Post by admin on December 1, 1999

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