Labor Rates
07/01/2024
The Car Repair Facility Labor Rate, effective July 1, 2024 is $166.52.
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50 Year Tank Cars
06/25/2024
Per AAR Field Manual Rule 90, cars built after July 1, 1974 are 50 year tank cars.
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 18 | 2nd Quarter 2024
06/18/2024
Check out the latest Railway Supply Institute (RSI) Quality Newsletter (Volume 18 | 2nd Quarter 2024)
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Automated Single Car Air Brake Test Requirement
05/29/2024
Per Field Manual Rule 3, every facility performing single car air brake tests must
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American Railroading Podcast w/ Dave Ronzani
04/30/2024
In this episode host Don Walsh is joined by guest Dave Ronzani – Director of Railcar Regulatory Compliance for AllTranstek.
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Document Retention
04/26/2024
49 CFR §180.517 covers reporting and record retention requirements. Tank car owners are required to maintain certain documents...
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 17 | 1st Quarter 2024
03/19/2024
Check out the latest Railway Supply Institute (RSI) Quality Newsletter Volume 17 | 1st Quarter 2024
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Labor Rates - April 1, 2024
03/15/2024
US: The Car Repair Facility Labor Rate, effective April 1, 2024 is
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FRA Emergency Order No. 33, Notice No.1
02/08/2024
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued Emergency Order No. 33, Notice No. 1
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2024 Ad Valorem Tax Filing Deadlines
01/17/2024
For more information on your state's Ad Valorem Tax requirements, please contact John Hoyt
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Chec Morrow - New Director of Field Services
01/15/2024
We are thrilled to share the news of Chec Morrow's promotion
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Jerry Charaska - Retirement
01/15/2024
Congratulations to Jerry Charaska on his retirement!
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Steve Kuz - Promoted to Account Manager
01/15/2024
We are excited to announce the promotion of Steve Kuz
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 16 | 4th Quarter 2023
12/29/2023
Check out the latest Railway Supply Institute (RSI) Quality Newsletter
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Best Practices for Rail Transportation Safety 2024
12/29/2023
Join AllTranstek's Gino Smith for a presentation on: 'Best Practices for Rail Transportation Safety 2024' at the MARS 2024 Winter Meeting.
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Salco UHMWPE Lined Pressure Plates - Reminder
12/28/2023
Per CPC-1411 (September 21, 2023)
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Roderick Thomas
12/12/2023
AllTranstek, LLC is pleased to announce that Roderick Thomas has been added to the AllTranstek Team.
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Linzi Dalton
12/12/2023
AllTranstek, LLC is pleased to announce that Linzi Dalton has been added to the AllTranstek Team.
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Jason Walker
12/12/2023
AllTranstek, LLC is pleased to announce that Jason Walker has been added to the AllTranstek Team.
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Equalization Audits
11/30/2023
Equalization calculations for empty moves need to be adjusted, especially when a freight charge was applied to the trip, such as those to storage yards or repair shops.
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AllTranstek is Here for All Your Equalization Audit Needs
11/28/2023
As we approach the end of the year, an upcoming equalization audit is on the horizon. Instead of passively awaiting possible penalties, take proactive steps with AllTranstek!
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Salco UHMWPE Lined Pressure Plates
10/27/2023
The AAR TCC requires that tank cars equipped with Salco UHMWPE lined pressure plates must not be offered in interchange loaded 90 days after September 21, 2023.
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Congratulations to the Winners of the NAR Grand Slam Award!
10/19/2023
From everyone at AllTranstek: Congratulations and keep up the good work!
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Labor Rates - October 1, 2023
09/26/2023
The Car Repair Facility Labor Rate, effective October 1, 2023 is $188.55, a decrease of $5.69 (or 2.9%) from the labor rate estimated on July 1, 2023.
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 15 | 3rd Quarter 2023
09/22/2023
Check out the latest Railway Supply Institute (RSI) Quality Newsletter
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Rail Industry Tax Webinar Replay
09/21/2023
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Handling Requirements for Submerged Air Brake Equipment and Roller Bearings - Change No. 23-1
08/31/2023
With hurricane season upon us, we have reviewed the current AAR Field Manual (2023 Change No 23-1 Effective 7-1-23).
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Comments on PHMSA ANPRM (HM–265A)
08/10/2023
This is a reminder that PHMSA issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (HM-265A ANPRM) on July 7th.
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Automated Single Car Air Brake Tests Extended
07/11/2023
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 14 | 2nd Quarter 2023
07/07/2023
Check out the latest Railway Supply Institute (RSI) Quality Newsletter
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DOT 111 Non-Jacketed CPC-1232 Ethanol Cars
06/27/2023
At the April AAR TCC meeting, the FRA reminded everyone of certain Class 3 flammable liquid commodities (such as ethanol) and the phase out of DOT 111 non-jacketed CPC-1232 tank cars by July 1, 2023.
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"What is Mileage Equalization?" Webinar Replay
06/05/2023
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Automated Single Car Air Brake Tests
05/30/2023
Per Field Manual Rule 3, every facility performing single car air brake tests must have the capability to...
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Phase Out Dates Part II
04/29/2023
At the April AAR TCC meeting, the FRA reminded everyone of certain Class 3 flammable liquid commodities (such as ethanol) and the phase out of legacy DOT 111 tank cars by May 1, 2023.
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 13 | 1st Quarter 2023
04/03/2023
Check out the latest Railway Supply Institute (RSI) Quality Newsletter
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Important Phase Out Dates
03/31/2023
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Our Inspection Services team can verify repairs, enforce the scope of work, and confirm that high dollar parts actually require replacement.
Lease Returns
02/21/2023
Contact AllTranstek today to help you with your lease returns. Our Inspection Services team can verify repairs, enforce the scope of work, and confirm that high dollar parts actually require replacement.
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IntelliTrans Partners with AllTranstek to Improve Rail Car Maintenance Tracking
02/17/2023
IntelliTrans, the leader in global multimodal solutions for optimizing supply chain operations for bulk & break-bulk industries, announces a partnership with AllTranstek, LLC for rail car maintenance tracking.
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Document Retention
01/30/2023
49 CFR §180.517 covers reporting and record retention requirements. Tank car owners are required to maintain certain documents
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 12 | 4th Quarter 2022
01/12/2023
Check out the latest Railway Supply Institute (RSI) Quality Newsletter
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New Wheels vs. Reconditioned Wheels
12/29/2022
Have you ever noticed that when a Railroad (RR) repairs your owned cars most of the time they apply new wheels?
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Running Repair Agents Update
12/12/2022
As a follow-up to our 06/15/22 industry update regarding what AllTranstek identified as...
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Rising AAR Labor Rates
11/16/2022
The AAR Labor Rate currently, as of 10/2022, is at $149.34, up $0.07 (or 0.047%) from the previous quarter.
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Mileage Equalization
10/04/2022
These tips could possibly save you thousands of dollars!
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 11 | 3rd Quarter 2022
09/28/2022
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Restricted Rail Cars – Over Age
09/06/2022
Per AAR Field Manual Rule 88, railcars built on or after July 1, 1974 are limited to 50 years of service and railcars built prior to that date were limited to 40 years or service.
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New Car Inspections
08/24/2022
We recommend all new cars are inspected to ensure they meet the manufacturers specifications and drawings.
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Handling Requirements for Submerged Air Brake Equipment and Roller Bearings - Change No. 22-1
08/23/2022
With hurricane season starting, we have reviewed the current AAR Field Manual (2022 with Change No. 22-1)...
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When To Inspect a Freight Car
08/18/2022
Without an inspection, you might be unaware of damages to your freight car—or the costly repairs to get them compliant. If you are a lessee, sub lessor, owner, or potential owner of freight cars, here are some instances you would want to inspect the freight car(s).
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AllTranstek Hires Steve Kuz
08/15/2022
AllTranstek, LLC is pleased to announce Steve Kuz has been added to the AllTranstek Team.
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AllTranstek Restructures Technical Services Department
07/14/2022
AllTranstek has recently restructured its Technical Services Department...
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AAR Rules
07/12/2022
Pay attention to AAR Rules. The AAR is a trade association owned by RRs. At one time, RRs owned most of the cars on their tracks. That is not the case any longer.
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 10 | 2nd Quarter 2022
06/22/2022
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Repair Costs
06/21/2022
Repair costs are not the same on all railroads and routes...
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Running Repair Agents
06/15/2022
Some of our clients are seeing increases by 100% in their monthly railroad repair bills...
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05/18/2022
Consider the following questions when deciding on a new shop:
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AllTranstek Hires April Samuels
05/05/2022
AllTranstek, LLC is pleased to announce April Samuels has been added to the AllTranstek Team.
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AllTranstek Hires Jason Ethridge
05/05/2022
AllTranstek, LLC is pleased to announce Jason Ethridge has been added to the AllTranstek Team.
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DOT HazMat Awareness and You Webinar Replay
04/28/2022
Watch the DOT HazMat Awareness and You webinar replay
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04/28/2022
The purpose of DOT Regulatory Requirements is to protect against the risks to life, property, and the environment that are inherent in the transportation of hazardous material in intrastate, interstate, and foreign commerce.
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AllTranstek Hires Preston Messer
04/11/2022
AllTranstek, LLC is pleased to announce Preston Messer has been added to the AllTranstek Team.
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Railcar Fleet Management Webinar Replay
03/24/2022
Watch the Railcar Fleet Management webinar replay
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 9 | 1st Quarter 2022
03/24/2022
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Railcar Fleet Management
03/21/2022
When managing a railcar fleet, the most important tools are your systems and your people.
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Car Repair Billing
02/25/2022
Three Month Billing Deadline:
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02/16/2022
Railcar repair and maintenance are a constant aspect of our industry...
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Ad Valorem Taxes
01/31/2022
Not all states have railcar ad valorem taxes.
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 8 | 4th Quarter 2021
12/17/2021
Check out the latest Railway Supply Institute (RSI) Quality Newsletter
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Texas Railcar Tax Requirements
11/19/2021
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2020 Non-Accident Release (NAR) Grand Slam Awards
10/20/2021
From everyone at AllTranstek: congratulations and keep up the good work!
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Net vs. Full-Service Lease
09/17/2021
At AllTranstek, we want to help you pick the lease that’s right for you.
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Handling Requirements for Submerged Air Brake Equipment and Roller Bearings - Change No. 17-1
09/02/2021
If case you have freight cars that are affected by the flooding from the hurricane...
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 7 | 3rd Quarter 2021
08/25/2021
Check out the latest Railway Supply Institute (RSI) Quality Newsletter
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Do Your Drawings Match Your Tank Cars?
06/30/2021
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 6 | 2nd Quarter 2021
06/18/2021
Check out the latest Railway Supply Institute (RSI) Quality Newsletter
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AAR to Start Component Tracking of Pressure Relief Valves
06/09/2021
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Subcontractor and Supplier Audits
04/08/2021
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03/18/2021
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03/03/2021
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Equalization Audit Stats You Need To Know
02/10/2021
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AAR M-1003 Quality Assurance Audit Requirements During the COVID-19 Pandemic
02/02/2021
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New Year, New Equalization Audit
01/13/2021
2020 was a difficult year, on and off the rails.
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12/19/2020
The end of the year is right around the corner, which means an equalization audit is, too.
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PHMSA HM-219C Petitions Final Rule
12/01/2020
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11/20/2020
For the 4th year in a row, at least 50% of the winners are AllTranstek customers.
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CI Member Spotlight - Larry Loman
07/01/2020
The Chlorine Institute has acknowledged Larry Loman as the The Chlorine Institute's July Member Spotlight.
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COVID-19 AllTranstek Update 5/12/2020
05/12/2020
We thank you for your continued loyalty and support during these difficult times.
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Critical-To-Quality (CTQ) Characteristics for Quality Assurance Programs - Incoming Inspection
04/22/2020
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 1 | 1st Quarter 2020
04/14/2020
Gary Alderson, Manager of Quality Processes at AllTranstek and former Chairman of the RSI QA Committee, is featured in the first edition of the newly revised and expanded RSI Quality Newsletter.
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Visual Testing (VT) Beyond Weld Inspection Webinar Replay
04/08/2020
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M-1003 Communication
03/27/2020
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03/16/2020
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Appendix B For Shippers - UPDATE #2
11/27/2019
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2019 Closer Look - OTH
11/18/2019
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Loading Authority OT-5 Transition To OT-57
10/29/2019
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2019 Closer Look - Gondola
10/10/2019
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Rail Industry Ad Valorem Taxes
09/19/2019
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Appendix B For Shippers - UPDATE
08/26/2019
Since our previous letter in June 2019, we received further clarification from the FRA and AAR.
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2019 Closer Look - Tank Car
07/30/2019
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2019 Closer Look - Covered Hopper
06/27/2019
Gain insight into the future of the covered hopper fleet.
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Appendix B For Shippers - AllTranstek
06/07/2019
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Lease Abatement Auditing: The Final Step of a Complete Audit
02/06/2019
With AllTranstek’s applications and trained auditors, invoices are processed and approved for payment and then analyzed to catch discrepancies in charges.
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Outlook 2019: Railcar Forecast by Richard Kloster
12/14/2018
Learn why the outlook is considered "cautiously positive" despite challenges in key segments.
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AllTranstek Promotes James Dinell to Lead Technical Services Team
12/04/2018
This promotion will allow for the continued focus and growth of this highly specialized segment within AllTranstek’s portfolio of services.
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AllTranstek adds Tax and Audit Services, Hoyt to manage
10/16/2018
AllTranstek recently announced the addition of Tax and Audit Services to their suite of service offerings.
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Feature! Transportation & Logistics International
07/09/2018
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Spring 2018 Arbitration & Rules Committee Meeting
05/09/2018
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Gary Alderson Named RSI Quality Assurance Committee Chairman
12/22/2017
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Outlook 2018: Railcar Forecast by Richard Kloster
12/19/2017
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Webinar Replay: Mileage Equalization
12/18/2017
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RideTight® Hosting Transition
10/16/2017
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"Railcar Outlook: Where Did the Momentum Go?" by Richard Kloster
09/26/2017
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USDOT Repeals ECP Brake Rule
12/06/2017
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Promotion of Allison Bernabei at AllTranstek Improves Customer Impact
05/12/2017
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​AllTranstek Restructure Announcement Follow Up
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05/27/2016
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MythBusters: "Tanker Crush"
01/11/2016
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10/15/2015
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American Railroading Podcast w/ Dave Ronzani
04/30/2024
In this episode host Don Walsh is joined by guest Dave Ronzani – Director of Railcar Regulatory Compliance for AllTranstek.
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FRA Emergency Order No. 33, Notice No.1
02/08/2024
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued Emergency Order No. 33, Notice No. 1
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Chec Morrow - New Director of Field Services
01/15/2024
We are thrilled to share the news of Chec Morrow's promotion
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Jerry Charaska - Retirement
01/15/2024
Congratulations to Jerry Charaska on his retirement!
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Steve Kuz - Promoted to Account Manager
01/15/2024
We are excited to announce the promotion of Steve Kuz
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Best Practices for Rail Transportation Safety 2024
12/29/2023
Join AllTranstek's Gino Smith for a presentation on: 'Best Practices for Rail Transportation Safety 2024' at the MARS 2024 Winter Meeting.
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Roderick Thomas
12/12/2023
AllTranstek, LLC is pleased to announce that Roderick Thomas has been added to the AllTranstek Team.
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Linzi Dalton
12/12/2023
AllTranstek, LLC is pleased to announce that Linzi Dalton has been added to the AllTranstek Team.
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Jason Walker
12/12/2023
AllTranstek, LLC is pleased to announce that Jason Walker has been added to the AllTranstek Team.
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Congratulations to the Winners of the NAR Grand Slam Award!
10/19/2023
From everyone at AllTranstek: Congratulations and keep up the good work!
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Comments on PHMSA ANPRM (HM–265A)
08/10/2023
This is a reminder that PHMSA issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (HM-265A ANPRM) on July 7th.
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IntelliTrans Partners with AllTranstek to Improve Rail Car Maintenance Tracking
02/17/2023
IntelliTrans, the leader in global multimodal solutions for optimizing supply chain operations for bulk & break-bulk industries, announces a partnership with AllTranstek, LLC for rail car maintenance tracking.
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Running Repair Agents Update
12/12/2022
As a follow-up to our 06/15/22 industry update regarding what AllTranstek identified as...
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AllTranstek Hires Steve Kuz
08/15/2022
AllTranstek, LLC is pleased to announce Steve Kuz has been added to the AllTranstek Team.
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AllTranstek Restructures Technical Services Department
07/14/2022
AllTranstek has recently restructured its Technical Services Department...
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AllTranstek Hires April Samuels
05/05/2022
AllTranstek, LLC is pleased to announce April Samuels has been added to the AllTranstek Team.
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AllTranstek Hires Jason Ethridge
05/05/2022
AllTranstek, LLC is pleased to announce Jason Ethridge has been added to the AllTranstek Team.
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AllTranstek Hires Preston Messer
04/11/2022
AllTranstek, LLC is pleased to announce Preston Messer has been added to the AllTranstek Team.
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2020 Non-Accident Release (NAR) Grand Slam Awards
10/20/2021
From everyone at AllTranstek: congratulations and keep up the good work!
READ MORE >
AllTranstek Can Help with Your Next Audit Using the C6r Kit
03/18/2021
Are you an AAR Certified facility or new facility preparing for your next AAR audit?
READ MORE >
2020 Equalization Audit Season is Almost Over!
03/03/2021
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New Year, New Equalization Audit
01/13/2021
2020 was a difficult year, on and off the rails.
READ MORE >
Are You Ready for Your Equalization Audits?
12/19/2020
The end of the year is right around the corner, which means an equalization audit is, too.
READ MORE >
2019 Non-Accident Release (NAR) Grand Slam Awards
11/20/2020
For the 4th year in a row, at least 50% of the winners are AllTranstek customers.
READ MORE >
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CI Member Spotlight - Larry Loman
07/01/2020
The Chlorine Institute has acknowledged Larry Loman as the The Chlorine Institute's July Member Spotlight.
READ MORE >
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COVID-19 AllTranstek Update 5/12/2020
05/12/2020
We thank you for your continued loyalty and support during these difficult times.
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Keeping Your NDT Program Compliant During The Current COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
04/15/2020
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M-1003 Communication
03/27/2020
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COVID-19 AllTranstek Update 3/16/2020
03/16/2020
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Appendix B For Shippers - UPDATE #2
11/27/2019
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Rail Industry Ad Valorem Taxes
09/19/2019
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Appendix B For Shippers - UPDATE
08/26/2019
Since our previous letter in June 2019, we received further clarification from the FRA and AAR.
READ MORE >
2019 Closer Look - Covered Hopper
06/27/2019
Gain insight into the future of the covered hopper fleet.
READ MORE >
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Appendix B For Shippers - AllTranstek
06/07/2019
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Lease Abatement Auditing: The Final Step of a Complete Audit
02/06/2019
With AllTranstek’s applications and trained auditors, invoices are processed and approved for payment and then analyzed to catch discrepancies in charges.
READ MORE >
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Outlook 2019: Railcar Forecast by Richard Kloster
12/14/2018
Learn why the outlook is considered "cautiously positive" despite challenges in key segments.
READ MORE >
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AllTranstek Promotes James Dinell to Lead Technical Services Team
12/04/2018
This promotion will allow for the continued focus and growth of this highly specialized segment within AllTranstek’s portfolio of services.
READ MORE >
AllTranstek adds Tax and Audit Services, Hoyt to manage
10/16/2018
AllTranstek recently announced the addition of Tax and Audit Services to their suite of service offerings.
READ MORE >
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Feature! Transportation & Logistics International
07/09/2018
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Spring 2018 Arbitration & Rules Committee Meeting
05/09/2018
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Gary Alderson Named RSI Quality Assurance Committee Chairman
12/22/2017
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RideTight® Hosting Transition
10/16/2017
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USDOT Repeals ECP Brake Rule
12/06/2017
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Promotion of Allison Bernabei at AllTranstek Improves Customer Impact
05/12/2017
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​AllTranstek Restructure Announcement Follow Up
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AllTranstek Restructure Announcement - Fleet Management
05/27/2016
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MythBusters: "Tanker Crush"
01/11/2016
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AllTranstek Restructures Executive Team and Prepares for Growth
10/15/2015
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AllTranstek is Here for All Your Equalization Audit Needs
11/28/2023
As we approach the end of the year, an upcoming equalization audit is on the horizon. Instead of passively awaiting possible penalties, take proactive steps with AllTranstek!
READ MORE >
Comments on PHMSA ANPRM (HM–265A)
08/10/2023
This is a reminder that PHMSA issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (HM-265A ANPRM) on July 7th.
READ MORE >
IntelliTrans Partners with AllTranstek to Improve Rail Car Maintenance Tracking
02/17/2023
IntelliTrans, the leader in global multimodal solutions for optimizing supply chain operations for bulk & break-bulk industries, announces a partnership with AllTranstek, LLC for rail car maintenance tracking.
READ MORE >
Running Repair Agents Update
12/12/2022
As a follow-up to our 06/15/22 industry update regarding what AllTranstek identified as...
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Handling Requirements for Submerged Air Brake Equipment and Roller Bearings - Change No. 22-1
08/23/2022
With hurricane season starting, we have reviewed the current AAR Field Manual (2022 with Change No. 22-1)...
READ MORE >
When To Inspect a Freight Car
08/18/2022
Without an inspection, you might be unaware of damages to your freight car—or the costly repairs to get them compliant. If you are a lessee, sub lessor, owner, or potential owner of freight cars, here are some instances you would want to inspect the freight car(s).
READ MORE >
Running Repair Agents
06/15/2022
Some of our clients are seeing increases by 100% in their monthly railroad repair bills...
READ MORE >
Choosing a Contract Shop? We Can Help!
02/16/2022
Railcar repair and maintenance are a constant aspect of our industry...
READ MORE >
Texas Railcar Tax Requirements
11/19/2021
READ MORE >
Net vs. Full-Service Lease
09/17/2021
At AllTranstek, we want to help you pick the lease that’s right for you.
READ MORE >
Handling Requirements for Submerged Air Brake Equipment and Roller Bearings - Change No. 17-1
09/02/2021
If case you have freight cars that are affected by the flooding from the hurricane...
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Do Your Drawings Match Your Tank Cars?
06/30/2021
At AllTranstek, we believe it is important to stay up to date on trends and new regulations in the rail industry
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AAR to Start Component Tracking of Pressure Relief Valves
06/09/2021
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Subcontractor and Supplier Audits
04/08/2021
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Equalization Audit Stats You Need To Know
02/10/2021
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AAR M-1003 Quality Assurance Audit Requirements During the COVID-19 Pandemic
02/02/2021
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PHMSA HM-219C Petitions Final Rule
12/01/2020
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2019 Non-Accident Release (NAR) Grand Slam Awards
11/20/2020
For the 4th year in a row, at least 50% of the winners are AllTranstek customers.
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2019 Closer Look - OTH
11/18/2019
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2019 Closer Look - Gondola
10/10/2019
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Outlook 2019: Railcar Forecast by Richard Kloster
12/14/2018
Learn why the outlook is considered "cautiously positive" despite challenges in key segments.
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Feature! Transportation & Logistics International
07/09/2018
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Outlook 2018: Railcar Forecast by Richard Kloster
12/19/2017
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"Railcar Outlook: Where Did the Momentum Go?" by Richard Kloster
09/26/2017
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USDOT Repeals ECP Brake Rule
12/06/2017
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MythBusters: "Tanker Crush"
01/11/2016
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 18 | 2nd Quarter 2024
06/18/2024
Check out the latest Railway Supply Institute (RSI) Quality Newsletter (Volume 18 | 2nd Quarter 2024)
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 17 | 1st Quarter 2024
03/19/2024
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 16 | 4th Quarter 2023
12/29/2023
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 15 | 3rd Quarter 2023
09/22/2023
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 14 | 2nd Quarter 2023
07/07/2023
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 13 | 1st Quarter 2023
04/03/2023
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 12 | 4th Quarter 2022
01/12/2023
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 11 | 3rd Quarter 2022
09/28/2022
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 10 | 2nd Quarter 2022
06/22/2022
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 9 | 1st Quarter 2022
03/24/2022
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 8 | 4th Quarter 2021
12/17/2021
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 7 | 3rd Quarter 2021
08/25/2021
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 6 | 2nd Quarter 2021
06/18/2021
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RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 1 | 1st Quarter 2020
04/14/2020
Gary Alderson, Manager of Quality Processes at AllTranstek and former Chairman of the RSI QA Committee, is featured in the first edition of the newly revised and expanded RSI Quality Newsletter.
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Labor Rates
07/01/2024
The Car Repair Facility Labor Rate, effective July 1, 2024 is $166.52.
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50 Year Tank Cars
06/25/2024
Per AAR Field Manual Rule 90, cars built after July 1, 1974 are 50 year tank cars.
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Automated Single Car Air Brake Test Requirement
05/29/2024
Per Field Manual Rule 3, every facility performing single car air brake tests must
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Document Retention
04/26/2024
49 CFR §180.517 covers reporting and record retention requirements. Tank car owners are required to maintain certain documents...
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Labor Rates - April 1, 2024
03/15/2024
US: The Car Repair Facility Labor Rate, effective April 1, 2024 is
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2024 Ad Valorem Tax Filing Deadlines
01/17/2024
For more information on your state's Ad Valorem Tax requirements, please contact John Hoyt
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Salco UHMWPE Lined Pressure Plates - Reminder
12/28/2023
Per CPC-1411 (September 21, 2023)
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Equalization Audits
11/30/2023
Equalization calculations for empty moves need to be adjusted, especially when a freight charge was applied to the trip, such as those to storage yards or repair shops.
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Salco UHMWPE Lined Pressure Plates
10/27/2023
The AAR TCC requires that tank cars equipped with Salco UHMWPE lined pressure plates must not be offered in interchange loaded 90 days after September 21, 2023.
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Labor Rates - October 1, 2023
09/26/2023
The Car Repair Facility Labor Rate, effective October 1, 2023 is $188.55, a decrease of $5.69 (or 2.9%) from the labor rate estimated on July 1, 2023.
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Handling Requirements for Submerged Air Brake Equipment and Roller Bearings - Change No. 23-1
08/31/2023
With hurricane season upon us, we have reviewed the current AAR Field Manual (2023 Change No 23-1 Effective 7-1-23).
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Automated Single Car Air Brake Tests Extended
07/11/2023
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DOT 111 Non-Jacketed CPC-1232 Ethanol Cars
06/27/2023
At the April AAR TCC meeting, the FRA reminded everyone of certain Class 3 flammable liquid commodities (such as ethanol) and the phase out of DOT 111 non-jacketed CPC-1232 tank cars by July 1, 2023.
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Automated Single Car Air Brake Tests
05/30/2023
Per Field Manual Rule 3, every facility performing single car air brake tests must have the capability to...
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Phase Out Dates Part II
04/29/2023
At the April AAR TCC meeting, the FRA reminded everyone of certain Class 3 flammable liquid commodities (such as ethanol) and the phase out of legacy DOT 111 tank cars by May 1, 2023.
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Important Phase Out Dates
03/31/2023
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Our Inspection Services team can verify repairs, enforce the scope of work, and confirm that high dollar parts actually require replacement.
Lease Returns
02/21/2023
Contact AllTranstek today to help you with your lease returns. Our Inspection Services team can verify repairs, enforce the scope of work, and confirm that high dollar parts actually require replacement.
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Document Retention
01/30/2023
49 CFR §180.517 covers reporting and record retention requirements. Tank car owners are required to maintain certain documents
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New Wheels vs. Reconditioned Wheels
12/29/2022
Have you ever noticed that when a Railroad (RR) repairs your owned cars most of the time they apply new wheels?
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Rising AAR Labor Rates
11/16/2022
The AAR Labor Rate currently, as of 10/2022, is at $149.34, up $0.07 (or 0.047%) from the previous quarter.
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Mileage Equalization
10/04/2022
These tips could possibly save you thousands of dollars!
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Restricted Rail Cars – Over Age
09/06/2022
Per AAR Field Manual Rule 88, railcars built on or after July 1, 1974 are limited to 50 years of service and railcars built prior to that date were limited to 40 years or service.
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New Car Inspections
08/24/2022
We recommend all new cars are inspected to ensure they meet the manufacturers specifications and drawings.
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AAR Rules
07/12/2022
Pay attention to AAR Rules. The AAR is a trade association owned by RRs. At one time, RRs owned most of the cars on their tracks. That is not the case any longer.
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Repair Costs
06/21/2022
Repair costs are not the same on all railroads and routes...
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Choosing a Contract Shop
05/18/2022
Consider the following questions when deciding on a new shop:
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April Tip of the Month
DOT HazMat Awareness
04/28/2022
The purpose of DOT Regulatory Requirements is to protect against the risks to life, property, and the environment that are inherent in the transportation of hazardous material in intrastate, interstate, and foreign commerce.
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Railcar Fleet Management
03/21/2022
When managing a railcar fleet, the most important tools are your systems and your people.
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Car Repair Billing
02/25/2022
Three Month Billing Deadline:
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Ad Valorem Taxes
01/31/2022
Not all states have railcar ad valorem taxes.
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