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IntelliTrans Rail 101: Chapter 9

by IntelliTrans | June 18, 2020

  RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Locomotives   A Locomotive is a diesel electric power plant form of energy that provides horsepower and the tractive effort to pull.
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IntelliTrans Rail 101: Chapter 8

  RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Railcar capacities and Plate designations As cars are loaded and billing is given to the carriers, the shipper must provide a loaded weight so that the railroad can determine if it can move safely. Sometimes this.
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IntelliTrans Rail 101: Chapter 7

  RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW UMLER   Another piece to the equipment identifying process is UMLER, which stands for Universal Machine Language Equipment Register, UMLER is a database that contains the Railway Equipment Register car information.
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IntelliTrans Rail 101: Chapter 6

  RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Box Car Mechanical Designation and Markings   The following are a few of the Mechanical Designations in use just for Box Cars.  The combinations of markings seem to be unlimited, but each does mean something very.
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IntelliTrans Rail 101: Chapter 5

  RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Rail Equipment Mechanical Designation and Equipment Markings   The OFFICIAL RAILWAY EQUIPMENT REGISTER was developed to comply with the order of the ICC in 1912 so that there was a single source to identify cars in.
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IntelliTrans Rail 101: Chapter 4

  RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Rail Equipment   In this section we look at the freight railcar types in use today and identify some of the types of material each carries.  We also look at how to identify cars by their markings.   Railcar.
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IntelliTrans Rail 101: Chapter 3

RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Terminal/Yard Basic Purpose of Yard A rail yard is a complex series of railroad tracks for storing, sorting, or loading/unloading, railroad cars and/or locomotives. Railroad yards have many tracks in parallel for.
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Intellitrans Rail 101: Chapter 2

  RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW   Rail Freight Equipment Within the North American (United States, Canada and Mexico) rail system as of 2018, there were an estimated 1,670,000 freight cars in service. Of these, 19% were owned by the rail.
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Intellitrans Rail 101: Chapter 1

RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW   Rail Companies and Infrastructure   Currently, there are 540 freight railroads operating 140,000 miles of track in the United States.  Of these, seven are Class 1 railroads because of their 2019 annual operating.
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Thoughts on Visibility in the Supply Chain

  Supply chain visibility. Everyone in the transportation and logistics industry needs it. But there are many degrees of visibility in the marketplace. In-transit visibility, which is what is most commonly discussed and shows where goods.
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Avoid Costly Penalties - Register your private Railcars in OT-57 NOW.

OT-5’s complicated registration process is being retired February 3rd  and OT-57 picks up that same day. If you haven’t transitioned over now is the time! The Loading Authority OT-57 system provides a centralized, paperless process for.
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Freight Brokers vs. Shippers' Agents

Freight Brokers Within the transportation marketplace, brokers provide a myriad of services. Brokers fill the gaps between shippers, owner-operators, and draymen. Brokers also assist shippers and trucking companies with resource and.
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Supply Chain Machine Learning

  The IntelliTrans analytical toolkit has evolved over the years from Access databases, Excel spreadsheets, Crystal Reports, and OLAP Cubes to dynamic dashboards and scorecards. All these technologies, however, have focused on.
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