Thursday, December 12, 2013

Railinc upgrades CHRNSS application

Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Railinc has upgraded its Car Hire Rate Negotiation Self-Service (CHRNSS) application, “enhancing the ability of railroads, car owners, and third-party leasing companies to query, view, and manage data essential to the negotiation of car-hire rates, or the amount of money paid for the use of a railcar.”

“A comprehensive, single-source web tool, CHRNSS makes it easy for industry participants to engage in car-hire rate negotiations,” Railinc said. “The Railinc-supported application features a bid-and-offer dashboard that reduces the administrative effort required for car-hire rate negotiations, and facilitates better matching of lessee needs with available railcars.” CHRNSS—originally launched in March 2013—replaced Railinc’s Deprescription application.

The features in this release include the ability to:

• Query Car Hire Accounting Rate Master rates and download them in CSV format.

• View historical and current bid and offer details.

• Manage notifications via the CHRNSS dashboard.

“With CHRNSS, users can make more informed car-hire decisions quickly,” said Railinc President and CEO Allen West. “Railinc provides reference materials and other resources to help users learn critical CHRNSS features and functionality, including CHRNSS FAQs and a user guide. CHRNSS gives users convenient access to essential data they need to improve productivity and streamline car-hire rate negotiations. This release gives users features and functionality that enable them to make the best car-hire decisions for their business.”

Railroads, car owners, and third-party leasing companies interested in using CHRNSS must have a Railinc account to request access to the application. For more information about CHRNSS, contact the Railinc Customer Support Center at (877) 724-5462 or by email at

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