Railcar Management System

Railcar Management System 6.15 Released

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 to provide users important billing information regarding their shipments. When instructions are changed such as in a diversion, an the railroads may not generate an updated instruction. Thus the record must be updated manually. To assist unit train customers, the shipping instruction modifications can be done on multiple records at once. The user is presented the option to include additional shipments that originated at the same location, at the same time and destined to the same location.

ETA Updates

RMS provides supplemental ETAs to accommodate user’s needs. There are now more ETA options for users to choose from:

  • ETA from the railroad / data source regardless of target location / event (i.e. to interchange, to destination)
  • ETA calculated by RMS displays by default, if it is not available, then the railroad ETA is displayed if it is to destination
  • Railroad ETA displays by default, if it is not available, then the RMS ETA is displayed, which is always to destination
  • ETA display options can be further customized in the Custom Report Builder

The RMS ETA is based on the days out estimate added to the system date / time when the report is run. This provides more useful and accurate ETAs for delayed railcars.

About Railcar Tracking Company

Railcar Tracking Company responds to rail shipper / receiver needs by providing Railcar Management System (RMS). RMS is a best of breed application for those companies whose needs include a flexible and easy to use web-based system that includes visibility of essentially all North American rail shipments (530+ railroads) in a single system; railroad demurrage and railcar detention management; and railcar fleet management. RMS is used by 42 organizations in various industries such as lumber, asphalt, mining, aggregates, sand, energy, chemicals, plastics, grain, food, beverage, cement, industrial gases, rail ties, and more.

Jim Dalrymple


Learning Center Categories

Revising multiple shipping instructions at once, ETA enhancements and fixes are provided by this new version of Railcar Management System (RMS)

Railcar Fleet Management

Reduce Demurrage Bills


Expanded Reporting Features