Railcar Tracking Learning Center

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.

Railcar Management System (RMS) 8.0 Released

MIDVALE, UTAH, May 30, 2019 -- Railcar Tracking Company, a division of Savage Services Corporation, announces the release of Railcar Management System (RMS) 8.0. The release includes new and enhanced functionality as well as several fixes. The main new functionality is: Proprietary Demurrage In-progress and Monthly Calculation Shipment Progress Indicator...

Railcar Management System (RMS) 7.6 Released

MIDVALE, UTAH, July 17, 2018 -- Railcar Tracking Company, a division of Savage Services Corporation, announces the release of Railcar Management System (RMS) 7.6. The release includes new and enhanced functionality as well as several fixes. The main new functionality is: Updated railroad ETAs   Updated railroad ETAs Rail shipment...

Railcar Management System (RMS) 7.1 Released

MIDVALE, UTAH, November 13, 2017 -- Railcar Tracking Company, a division of Savage Services Corporation, announces the release of Railcar Management System (RMS) 7.1. The release includes new and enhanced functionality as well as several fixes. The main areas are: Better ETAs Simplified Use ETA Calculations by Day of Week...

Railcar Management System 6.15 Released

MIDVALE, UTAH, May 15, 2017 -- Railcar Tracking Company, a division of Savage Services Corporation, announces the release of Railcar Management System (RMS) 6.15.00. The release includes new and enhanced functionality as well as several fixes. The main areas are: Shipping Instruction updates ETAs Shipping Instruction Updates RMS imports shipping...

Railcar Tracking Co. & Railcar Management System (RMS) Celebrate 20 Years

MIDVALE, UTAH, February 17, 2017 -- 20 years ago, Railcar Tracking Company (originally named Key Systems) opened for business and began work on the first version of a rail shipment tracking and fleet management software system that would be named Railcar Management System (RMS). The first features were tailored around...

Railcar Management System (RMS) 6.13 Release Provides Faster Tracing & Easier Report Building

MIDVALE, UT, Feb. 10, 2017 -- With the release of Railcar Management System (RMS) 6.13, Railcar Tracking Company continues to respond to customer needs. RMS is 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...

Six tips on how to get the most out of Steelroads Track and Trace

In an article last month, I explained how to get access to Steelroads*, the single portal that gives you visibility of all your freight rail shipments anywhere in North America. This article will give you some tips on how to best use Steelroads to your advantage. Related: How to sign...

Trace all your rail shipments on a single website – for free

The Holy Grail for many rail shippers is to find a single website where one or many railcar initial and number(s) can be entered / pasted and no matter where the railcar is in North America, it will return the last reported sighting. Over the last year, I have reviewed...

What to do when the railroad track & trace tools aren’t enough

You are feeling pain. Gaining visibility of your growing rail shipments on multiple railroads has become cumbersome. Reports that took 5 minutes to prepare are now taking an hour or more. Management wants more detailed (aka complicated and time consuming) reports because there is more at stake. Issues that once...

Railroad free track & trace tools – reduce the learning curve

The Class I railroads have made an effort to provide tools for customers to gain visibility of en route rail shipments. The offerings vary widely across the railroads. Over the last year, I have provided articles on how to sign up for and use Class I railroad track & trace...

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

This article has been updated on 1/25/2017 to reflect the latest updates to 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...

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...

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

This article has been updated on 1/27/2017 to reflect the latest updates to 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,...

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...

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

Burlington Northern Santa 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...

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