BNSF Permit Embargo and the Need for Network Visibility

California has been a hotspot for congestion and service delays, and conditions have yet to let up. Last week, BNSF railway issued a permit embargo on select westbound shipments to California.

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The “Bullwhip Effect” on Rail

Between Coronavirus, supply chain slow-downs, and an encroaching recession, we’re entering a perfect storm of “inventory drawdown.” As FreightWaves puts it, we’re bracing for a “bullwhip effect."

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Visibility with RailState: It’s Time for Rail to Join the Visibility Game

When it comes to the railroad: you can trace your car and get an estimated ETA based on system average statistics, likely from two or three weeks ago. Unlike the other modes of transportation, there aren’t real-time updates on what

Rail 101 Part Two: Switching and Blocking Cars for Outbound Movement on Manifest Trains

Part two of this course describes the process of switching and blocking cars for outbound movement on manifest trains.

Quantifying Railroad Service Issues: A Case for RailState

Darrell Luther of Tealinc compiled a list of questions to ask yourself, and steps to take, with regard to quantifying rail service issues.

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Celebrating Women in Rail

This month, we’re celebrating Women’s History Month! While rail has historically been a male-dominated industry, the tides are beginning to turn.

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