RailPulse Teams With Railinc (Updated, Blaze)

Railinc will develop, maintain and operate RailPulse’s technology platform for monitoring railcar location, condition and health under a 10-year agreement, RailPulse reported on May 31.

David Shannon, General Manager, RailPulse

RailPulse Appoints GM

David Shannon has been selected as the first General Manager of RailPulse, a coalition of railcar owners, builders and operators whose aim is to “facilitate and accelerate the adoption of GPS and other telematics technology across the North American railcar network to significantly increase visibility, efficiency and safety.”

Trinity 1Q22: ‘Clear Line of Sight to Improved Conditions’

Trinity Industries, Inc. reported first-quarter results “highlighted by strong orders and deliveries,” according to President and CEO Jean Savage.

Commentary

A Journey Into the Telematics Universe

Over the past year and a half, I have been interviewing many of the people and companies that are in the business of trying to improve what is normally called “track and trace” and condition reporting of railway cargo and railway rolling stock equipment. Today, it’s called “telematics.”

“The adoption of RailPulse technology advances rail safety, enhances our customer service model and drives growth for the rail freight industry at large,” Greenbrier Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial and Leasing Officer Brian Comstock said.

Greenbrier Joins RailPulse Coalition

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc., has signed on with RailPulse, a coalition of railcar owners, builders and operators whose aim is to “aggregate North American railcar fleet data on a single platform” to increase safety and the visibility of customer goods.

Harry Zander, Chief Revenue Officer, Patriot Rail Co. LLC

Zander Joins Patriot Rail

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Patriot Rail Co. LLC has appointed Harry Zander as Chief Revenue Officer.

Supplier Innovations Virtual Event Series 2021

Railway Age and Railway Track & Structures are celebrating rail innovations in September. On Sept. 15, 22 and 29, we will host virtual events showcasing new products and innovations that impact the maintenance-of-way and rail industries.

Commentary

Amid Rising Railcar Demand, Who’s ‘Steeling’ the Show?

Railcar demand is on the rise, but so is the price of steel, which Cowen and Company estimates has put a 15%-25% premium on newly built equipment.

CN largely attributes its continued ability to deliver record grain volumes to its long-term investment strategy, which includes adding new high-capacity hoppers. It ordered 1,000 this month and 1,500 in July 2020.

TrinityRail: 1,000 Grain Hoppers for CN

CN reported May 7 it will purchase 1,000 high-capacity hopper cars from TrinityRail, a move that follows 14 consecutive months of record grain hauls as demand continues to grow in Canada and abroad.

For Trinity, a CSR First

Trinity Industries, Inc. has publishing its inaugural 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, which details the company’s ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) initiatives and response to COVID-19.

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