Rail Bill of Lading Parties Defined

December 22nd, 2020. Today, I had a conversation about billing. The company is going to be set up as the Pickup Party on rail bills of lading for shipments originating at a facility that we (Savage Services Corporation) will begin managing in a few months. I was a little confused and looked to the internet…

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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 Hazmat Shipment Information Configurable Trip…

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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 tracking systems ETAs become less…

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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 RMS can display both the…

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Railcar Management System 6.15 Released

Railcar Management System

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 instructions (waybills) from the railroads…

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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 were annoyances are now expensive…

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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 on the Trace section. If…

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