On February 20, 2019, Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, Dick Kloster, was interviewed by Edmonton AM, a radio station based in Alberta that updates listeners daily on breaking provincial and national news.
The topic of conversation was Alberta's plan to lease 4,400 railcars from Canadian Pacific and Canadian National over a three year period. The plan is intended to generate revenue by helping oil producers ship more crude oil despite pipeline shortages.
Listen to the clip below or online here.
AllTranstek, L.L.C. recently announced the promotion of James Dinell to Vice President, Technical Services. This promotion will allow for the continued focus and growth of this highly specialized segment within AllTranstek’s portfolio of services. As Vice President, Dinell has assumed overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations of AllTranstek’s four industry leading technical groups – nondestructive testing, welding & special processes, regulatory compliance, fleet engineering, and inspection services.
Dinell joined AllTranstek in 1999 where he was instrumental in the formation of AllTranstek’s technical services group, and during his tenure, held a progression of leadership roles within the company. Dinell holds the distinction as an ASNT Level III certification in 8 methods of nondestructive testing and is an American Welding Society Senior Certified Welding Inspector. He has also been a prominent voice on many AAR task forces and served as the chairman of the AAR Appendix T Task Force for over 11 years.
“Jim is regarded as one of the rail industry’s most highly respected technical professionals. It’s his dedication to quality, excellence and integrity that made this appointment to lead our team a natural fit. We’re very excited that Jim will now be expertly guiding our team, and our customers through the ever increasingly complex regulatory environment.” said Jeff Wilson, AllTranstek’s President.
AllTranstek recently announced the addition of Tax and Audit Services to their suite of service offerings.
To respond to the growing demand for assistance in the highly specialized areas of monitoring tax code changes, ad valorem tax compliance, and assessment reviews, AllTranstek has expanded their fleet management services to include Tax and Audit Services.
Tax and Audit Services was created to assist clients with the growing complexity in managing the financial reporting process for state and local taxing jurisdictions and improving cash flow.
To lead this newly created service, AllTranstek recently hired John Hoyt as Manager of Tax & Audit Services. John’s role will be offering tax management and assessments tailored specifically to each customer’s fleet of rail cars.
John began his rail career with TTX Company back in 1979. During his tenure, his responsibilities included managing and negotiating the Ad Valorem, Income, and Sales & Use Taxes. Following TTX, John worked for consulting firms where he expanded his knowledge to include the transportation industry.
“At AllTranstek we are continually striving to better assist our customers with the fundamental requirements of rail car ownership. By providing in-house Tax and Audit Services, we can more effectively serve our customer base with all aspects of rail car fleet management”, said Jeff Wilson, President.
Director of Engineering, Larry Loman, gave a presentation entitled "Best Practices for Securing Tank Cars Used to Transport Chlorine, Caustic & Hydochloric Acid" at this year's AAR Hazardous Materials Training Seminar.
Also in attendance were several of AllTranstek's technical services team members. The team would like to thank those who came out to see Larry speak as well as everyone who stopped by AllTranstek's booth. The event was a great success and the team looks forward to returning next year.
AllTranstek was recently featured in Volume 7, Issue 3 of Transportation & Logistics International, a publication which focuses on crucial issues within the transportation industry. The article, which begins on page 84, highlights AllTranstek's multitude of services, highly experienced staff, and innovative solutions to each client's unique challenges.
Read the article here.
Questions about Appendix B and how the proposed changes may affect your business? AllTranstek presents a free webinar discussing the changes and their implications for tank car facilities, suppliers, and others.
The webinar will be held at 1:00 PM Central on Wednesday, May 30th. Click here to register.
Submit your questions ahead of time by completing this form.
The Spring 2018 Arbitration & Rules Committee Meeting was held last month at CF Rail Services in Schaumburg, Illinois. Below, AllTranstek provides brief meeting highlights.
The single greatest approved rule change this year is regarding Replacement Treaded Wheel Sets (Purchased Core Wheelset). A purchased core wheel set is a turned wheel set that is added to the supply of wheel sets via the purchase from an outside source to fulfill turned wheel set demand. These new wheel sets will reduce the number of new plate mounts and car owners will receive a better mix of repair and return treaded sets, replacement treaded sets, and new mount sets at repair locations. New replacement treaded wheel sets will save car owners $15-$23 million annually.
Compliance with welding regulations is critical for railcar facilities and welding personnel. In a free webinar presented by Steve McCullough and Mike Untermeyer, learn about scope of work as it relates to facility certifications, tank car tank welding, and other railcar welding. This webinar, designed to provide an introduction to welding compliance, will also focus on welding procedure specifications and welder performance qualification.
The webinar will take place at 2:00 PM Central on Wednesday, March 28th. Click here to register for the webinar.
Gary Alderson, AllTranstek's Manager of Quality Processes, has been named Chairman of the RSI Quality Assurance Committee.
With over 30 years experience within the rail industry, Gary is one of the leading experts in the fields of QA and NDT. His new position as RSI QA Chairman adds to a long list of accomplishments including certifications as an ASNT NDT Level III, AWS Certified Welding Inspector, NACE Level I, and AAR Qualified Auditor.
Read more about his appointment to Chairman here. Gary was also featured in the December 2017 RailBlazers newsletter.