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Due to changes in security implemented by Railinc (see separate article Tracing Cars) the Class I websites have changed their options for tracing cars. NS, for example, no longer offers a Steelroads trace option. The Wall Street Journal reported in its edition for April 15, 2019, that "Russian aluminum giant United Co. Rusal plans to [...]

By | 2019-04-30T14:45:24+00:00 April 30th, 2019|logistics|0 Comments

What happened to my railcar?

Have you traced any of your shipments by rail lately? Due to security issues the clearinghouse and central database of all tracking data, Railinc, imposed clearer and tougher restrictions on tracking your railcars. Most carrier sites had an option for you to track cars on their system or nationally (Railinc). The new restriction blocks you [...]

By | 2019-04-30T14:40:20+00:00 April 30th, 2019|logistics|0 Comments

PSR- Is It Working?

This was the big question attendees had at the spring conference in Baltimore for the North East Association of Rail Shippers (NEARS) earlier this April. Who started Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR) that is radically changing the railroad industry, and has all the promise of benefit come to fruition? What has been the impact on carriers [...]

By | 2019-04-30T14:38:02+00:00 April 30th, 2019|logistics|0 Comments

It’s the most wonderful time.

Christmas is an amazing time of the year. "It's the most, wonderful time, of the year…" I can hear you signing this line all the way in Aurora, Ohio. For everyone, no matter your religion, values, beliefs, culture, upbringing, and whatever else shapes what is you, Christmas truly is special even if for different reasons. [...]

By | 2018-12-21T11:16:24+00:00 December 21st, 2018|logistics|0 Comments

PSR

Dennis Wilmot President & CEO PSR. When I did a search in both Google and Bing the first replies for both were Physicians For Social Responsibility. I doubt many who are reading this article are familiar with Physicians for Social Responsibility, but you are or soon will be familiar with Precision Schedule Railroading. [...]

By | 2018-11-28T14:52:16+00:00 November 28th, 2018|logistics|0 Comments