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.

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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