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How Reporting And Analytic Tools Are Making Fleet Optimization Achievable For Smaller Shippers

Posted on March 28, 2019 | Posted in: Fleet Management

Increasingly, small-to-medium sized fleet owners are investing in in-house railcar logistics and tracking software. As they do, their leadership teams are taking advantage of the unprecedented access to information available through reporting features and analytic tools to optimize fleet utilization. What was once difficult is now elementary! Until recently, an executive required the sleuthing skills…

5 Proven Strategies to Reduce Demurrage Charges

Posted on December 19, 2018 | Posted in: Fleet Management,Railcar Tracking

If there’s one thing that’s likely to get a railcar owner’s blood boiling, it’s demurrage fees. These financial penalties are applied the moment a car sits on the railroad’s property beyond the allotted timeline between actual placement and release. Demurrage charges also apply to overages involving railroad-owned cars. For some car owners, the frustration comes…

Challenges Businesses Face in Managing Railcar Systems

Posted on November 29, 2018 | Posted in: Fleet Management,Railcar Tracking

Traditionally, railcar management systems have been a hodgepodge of paper and spreadsheets, systems that lead to information gaps that have a direct impact on efficiency. We’ve talked about why you should consider making a change to a railcar tracking system, but regardless of the system you use, you may run up against some common challenges,…