Real-Time Tracking: What Are We Waiting For?

“AEI (Automatic Equipment Identification) technology is 40 years old and tells us where our shipment was. What we need is a technology that tells us where our shipment is, and a more

Railinc, Commtrex Partner on LMaaS

Railinc, in collaboration with Commtrex, now offers LMaaS (Logistics Management as a Service)—outsourced logistics and fleet management services—to customers.

TransmetriQ earlier this year debuted the Rail Management System, which offers shipment tracking and ETA information, electronic bill of lading capabilities and analytics, all in one platform.
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Supply Side: TransmetriQ, RailHaul

TransmetriQ, the commercial products unit of Railinc, has added electronic bills of lading (eBOL) to its Rail Management System. Also, RHT RailHaul Technologies Inc. has introduced a battery-powered freight railcar.

Union Pacific on June 7 joined the RailPulse coalition, which was formed in late 2020 to “develop, broaden and accelerate the use of GPS and other telematics technologies in North America’s freight rail industry.”

RailPulse Outlines Three-Phase Pilot

RailPulse is developing a cloud-based telematics platform in an aim “to accelerate the adoption of GPS and other technologies across the North American railcar network.” Late last month, it outlined a three-phase approach to development, which is slated to be complete in second-quarter 2023.

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Railinc Locomotive Report: Economic Mirror

RAILWAY AGE MAY 2022 ISSUE: 2021’s minor fleet size decrease reflects COVID-19’s economic impacts and excess locomotive supply due to utilization improvements surrounding PSR (Precision Scheduled Railroading).

Heavyweights Dominate

RAILWAY AGE, APRIL 2022 ISSUE: Railinc’s annual analysis of the North American revenue-earning fleet reveals that the total fleet decreased in 2021 with all car types accounting for the loss. The average age of cars in the revenue-earning fleet was up, and new cars again trended large, with the majority having gross rail loads (GRL) of 286,000 pounds.