Starting July 1, all tank car pressure relief valves (PRV) being qualified (built or rebuilt) by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) must be entered into the Railinc Component Tracking program; Siemens has launched a “Where the Jobs Are 2021” series to highlight the company’s training and career opportunities across the U.S.; TRAINFO Corp. is one of three companies in Manitoba to receive funding from the Canadian government through Western Economic Diversification Canada’s (WD) Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) program; and consulting firm HDR has acquired WKE, a multi-modal transportation engineering company based in Santa Ana, Calif.
RAILWAY AGE MAY 2021 ISSUE: The Railinc Locomotive Review for 2021 finds that fleet size is down a little as age sees a slight uptick, but brand-new units remain scarce.
Railinc’s commercial products unit has a new name: TransmetriQ (pronounced trans-metric).
The Association of American Railroads (AAR), Railinc and a coalition of agricultural shippers will launch in late 2021 an online portal that will provide greater visibility into the most recent commodities hauled in covered hoppers.
How better railcar visibility can improve freight
rail shipment management.
Are digital railroads now set to fly?
RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2020 ISSUE: With technology supporting more of the economy and our daily lives, the need for skilled workers in software development, architecture and other tech-focused fields grows exponentially. It is difficult, however, for most tech companies to find the talent they need.
RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2020 ISSUE: Identifying railcar components and tracking their health is critical to the safe and efficient operation of North America’s freight railroads. In an industry with about 1.6 million revenue-earning cars, annual equipment maintenance spending might approach $2 billion. The benefits of more efficient component tracking and equipment-health analysis are potentially significant.
As the industry’s centralized provider of interoperable rail data, Railinc is an essential partner to the industry in keeping trains moving efficiently and safely through rail corridors across North America. The company,
RAILWAY AGE, MAY 2020 ISSUE: Railinc’s analysis of the North American diesel-electric locomotive fleet reveals that the size of the total fleet decreased slightly in 2019. The decrease reflects an excess supply
of locomotives due to industry utilization improvements. Detailed analysis reveals the following trends: