About RSI

RSI Logistics provides cutting edge software and logistics solutions to improve your rail transportation.

Making rail shipping simpler, more efficient, and more cost effective.

RSI Logistics, Inc. is a premier rail logistics solution provider. We have helped customers in every major industry improve the effectiveness of their rail transportation; and we can help you too! Our range of solutions, including logistics services, rail management software, transloading solutions, and more, allow us to tailor services to your needs. We take the time to understand your business and tailor our services to your transportation needs.

Our headquarters is located in Okemos, Michigan, and we have over 150 team members spread throughout 20 locations in 14 states. We have been successfully helping organizations improve their rail shipping since 1984 and we are here to provide you with specialized resources that are more cost effective than many organizations can develop on their own.

Customer Commitment

RSI works with shippers in every major industry — large shippers and small, raw material producers, manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors. We dominate the industry, serving…

53%

of chemical companies in the Fortune 500

88

agricultural products companies

67%

of building materials companies in the Fortune 500

28

petroleum companies

pick & shovel

58

mineral and processed materials companies

24

railroads

steel

62

companies in the metal and steel industry

48

forest products and paper companies

See how RSI helped first year reductions for a chemical company reach $1.2 million.

What our customers have to say...

“RSI’s professionalism and expertise has earned them the lead role in managing our rail transportation program. RSI directly supports our corporate logistics, customer service, and plant operations.”

Rail Transportation Manager
Petroleum Shipper

“We’ve had the pleasure of utilizing RSI’s products and services for nearly 15 years. They’ve taken all of the hassle out of managing our rail transportation and delivered significant savings.”

President
Agriculture Products Company

“RSI’s terminal services have enabled us to reach new markets and grow our business. Their great support and customer service gives us a competitive edge with our customers.”

Manager Corporate Transportation
Chemical Shipper

Mission Statement

“We provide innovative rail-centric services and solutions that bring high performing results to the organizations we serve and meaningful, rewarding opportunities to our employees.”

Through…

Understanding the customer’s needs

Cutting-edge technologies

Proactive, value driven solutions

The safe movement and management of commodities across North America

Dedicated, highly trained industry experts

Core Values

Vision Statement

To be the first choice for shippers when looking for rail-centric services and solutions in North America.

Industry Memberships and Recognition

Service Organization Control (SOC) Certification

RSI understands that our customers value the reliability and security of our processes and systems. To ensure that we are meeting these goals, RSI uses independent auditors to verify the security, availability, and processing integrity of RSI’s systems. SSAE 18 audits (SOC 2) have been completed with no exceptions found. A copy of the most recent audit is available for customers and information about the audit process can be viewed on the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) website.

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North America Freight Car Association

RSI is a member of the North America Freight Car Association (NAFCA). NAFCA currently has 37 members who collectively own or operate approximately 718,000 privately marked freight cars. It is an organization made up of private rail car owners, lessors, lessees, rail shippers, and entities that support the rail car industry. Its members provide the majority of private railcars used for freight rail transportation in North America. NAFCA is dedicated to promoting the safe, efficient and economical ownership and use of private railcars.

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Transload Distribution Association (TDANA)

represents the interests of the transloading industry to business and political leaders; advance the technologies, offering, and standards of practitioners; and increase the visibility of our membership to all industries. TDANA works to position transloading — the process of transferring a shipment from one mode of transportation to the other — as the preferred method for the efficient distribution of product in the 21st century.

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North American Rail Shippers Association

If news and discussion of reliable rail service are of vital interest to you, RSI encourages you to participate in one of NARS’ five regional associations. RSI regularly attends the regional meetings and is also an annual sponsor of the Midwest and the Southwest Association of Rail Shippers.

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American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association

RSI is a supplier member of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association. RSI understands that having a strong relationship with North America’s short line rail entities is important to best serving our customers. Short line railroads provide competitive rail options and focus on delivering quality service, as well as providing bulk transloading and rail car storage options. RSI markets its Rail Impact to many North American short lines. Rail Impact is an application that combines a rail traffic database with a highly refined cost model. Rail stations, serving railroads, and switching status can be identified in seconds, as well as routes, miles, and carrier costs. In addition, benchmark rates are provided to assess customers’ rail rate competitiveness, and market data provides insight into new opportunities.

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Blockchain in Transport Alliance

As part of our continued effort to remain out in front of upcoming technologies, RSI is a member of the Blockchain in Transportation Alliance. BiTA was formed by experienced tech and transportation executives to create a forum for the development of blockchain standards and education for the freight industry. BiTA’s goal is to bring together leading companies in the freight technology industries that have a vested interest in the development of blockchain technology.

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Operation Clean Sweep

Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) is voluntary stewardship program for facilities that handle plastic materials. Administered jointly by The Plastics Industry Trade Association and the American Chemistry Council (ACC), OCS is designed to help facilities implement procedures to keep plastic materials out of our waterways and eliminate plastic pellet, flake and powder loss.

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National Industrial Transportation League (NITL)

RSI is a member of the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL). NITL is a proven leader in representing shipper’s interests, and is well positioned to engage all sectors of the industry to develop a modern, safe, and efficient freight transport system. League members are involved in advocacy, policy development, professional networking, education, and information about freight transportation. RSI and the NITL both seek to bring about workable approaches to difficult problems and advance solutions which will benefit shippers in the rail industry.

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Executive Team

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Bob Tuchek

President of RSI Logistics

Bob Tuchek is the President of RSI Logistics. Bob has been directly involved in all aspects of rail transportation for over 30 years. In that time, he has acquired experience in lease negotiation, railcar fleet management, railcar maintenance management, transload facilities development and operations, rail logistics analysis and planning, rate negotiation and management, and facility development. His driving passion is logistics, client relationships, and the direction of RSI’s rail-centric technology solutions.

Bob began his career in rail as an Account Executive at Consolidated Rail Corporation and joined RSI’s predecessor Rail Services, Inc. in 1987, first as a Marketing Manager, and eventually serving as Vice President. In 2001 he acquired RSI and has led the company as its President since.

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Kelley Minnehan

Vice President of RSI Logistics

Kelley Minnehan is the Vice President of RSI Logistics. Kelley has spent his entire career specializing in sales, management, and business development in both the automotive and railroad industry. In 2001 he and his partner Bob Tuchek purchased Rail Services Inc. and formed RSI Logistics Inc.

As Vice President of RSI Logistics, Kelley has utilized his knowledge and experience to develop the organization’s rail terminal and trucking operations, which has led to RSI becoming an industry leader in handling customers products safely, timely and cost efficiently. RSI’s terminal growth is a result of many factors including great partnerships within the rail industry and a tremendous customer base. Under Kelley, RSI has built a committed and dedicated work force that takes pride in their job every day. Kelley has always said the secret to success in any business is the people and be sure to treat them how you would want to be treated.

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Randal Beckhorn

Director of IT

Randal Beckhorn has over 20 years of experience working in the web software development field. During his career, Randal has been the project lead on software development initiatives for Fortune 500 companies including Ford, General Motors, and Pepsi. For RSI Logistics, Randal leads a service organization that is SSAE18 SOC2 compliant and takes pride in the defined Business Processes and IT controls that RSI has in place.

Randal approaches projects in an inclusive manner and seeks solutions that provide immediate results for his clients. As Director of IT for RSI Logistics, Randal collaborates directly with clients to create customized tools that allow access to key data points that impact innovation and profitability. When challenges are presented, he provides tactical solutions to meet each client’s unique needs.

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Adam Anderson

Director of Business Development

As the Director of Business Development at RSI Logistics, Adam Anderson oversees the efforts of sales, marketing, and client relationships. Adam applies his experience in the rail transportation industry to craft creative solutions that are tailored to challenges. His unique career path and education allow him to fully understand problems and realize that no single approach is right for every issue.

With more than 10 years of rail industry and RSI Logistics experience, Adam’s passion for leading teams, executing projects, and continuous improvement efforts foster meaningful, long-lasting relationships with customers.

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Kym Hess

Director of Human Resources

Kym Hess has been a champion for talent leadership and development for over 20 years, making her a perfect choice for RSI Logistics’ Director of Human Resources. Her passion for

human resources was ignited while pioneering the development of human resource practices at Snelling Personnel Services, and from there she has gone on to spend ten years as a human resource consultant, followed by nine years as a Human Resources Director at a leading public accounting firm before joining RSI Logistics.

Kym is a strategic, big-picture thinker with an understanding of organizational culture and branding, with an emphasis on talent management, policy development, supervisor training and coaching, and organizational operations.

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Gail Carlson

Director of Client Service

Through her commitment to the role of Director of Client Service, Gail Carlson has helped RSI Logistics improve strategic relationships with clients, railroads, and other vendors. Gail has also played a significant role in the inception and development of the RSInet application.

Gail has developed a culture of honesty and open communication that has resulted in low client turnover and long-term client relationships. She also keeps up with the ever-changing rail industry while offering robust solutions to fit each client’s needs.

Prior to her current role at RSI Logistics, Gail worked at The Dow Chemical Company, in corporate logistics and purchasing, which allowed her to apply her shipping perspective and knowledge to RSI Logistics when she joined the company in 1998.

Linda Glauber

Linda Glauber

Rail Impact – Vice President of Marketing

Linda Glauber is the Vice President of Marketing for Rail Impact, where she oversees Rail Impact’s sales team and collaborating closely with users of the Rail Impact application to find value with the services provided. She has conducted numerous studies to help companies understand rail pricing, interpret market data, and make significant improvements to their bottom line.

Prior to RSI Logistics, Linda was responsible for pricing shipments of minerals and petroleum products, as well as managing the planning functions of the Food and Agriculture Business Group in Conrail’s marketing department. She received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan, and her background includes positions in the fields of transportation, marketing, and accounting.

Matt Frey

Matt Frey

Director of Terminal Operations

Matt Frey is responsible for the administration of RSI Leasing, including operational, commercial, and financial responsibilities. He provides strategic management and operational planning for RSI terminals. During his four years with RSI, Matt has led programs for warehousing, transportation, packaging, supply chain, export & bulk transloading.

Before joining RSI Leasing, Matt spent his career as C.E.O. of Crossglobe Express LLC and Vice President of Operations at Bentley World Packaging Ltd. He brings with him over 30 years of successful experience in operations and sales; furthermore, as a business owner, he brings exceptional leadership and relational skills, resulting in a dedicated customer and employee base. Matt has an entrepreneurial personality, is passion driven, and has a clear and detailed understanding of business management and development.

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Peter Mattarella-Micke

Director of B2B Integration

Peter Mattarella-Micke is the Director of B2B Integration at RSI Logistics where he is responsible for planning and implementing business solutions with RSI’s customers, carriers, and service providers. On a mission to maintain RSI’s industry leadership, he is focused on working with RSI’s customers and industry partners to improve existing business solutions and identify new opportunities.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Michigan State University and prior to taking on his role at RSI Logistics, Peter gained experience as the Senior Systems Analyst at the Michigan Public Health Institute. He has been with RSI Logistics for over eight years serving initially as the Manager of B2B Integration until transitioning to become the Director of B2B Integration.

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Scott McClure

Director of Finance

Scott McClure is the Director of Finance at RSI Logistics where he oversees all daily, weekly, and monthly financial functions related to the RSI group of companies, leading to financial statement issuance and coordination of tax strategies with advisors.

With more than 35 years of financial and accounting experience, Scott has a diverse background in accounting, finance, traditional and self-funded benefit administration, and both traditional and non-traditional property & casualty insurance programs.

Before joining RSI Logistics, Scott was the Director of Finance at Precision Motor Transport Group, and previously a Controller at Vistar. His expertise and commitment in financing have allowed him to lead teams in retirement plan administration and regulatory compliance, treasury management duties and cash flow projections, budgeting and forecasting, and financing and bank relationships.

Products and Services

Rail Logistics Software
Rail Logistics Software

Track shipments in one place, manage your railcar fleet, automate reporting, and streamline your freight bill accounting.

Rail Logistics Services
Rail Logistics Services

Whether you need a complete full service solution or assistance with one aspect of your rail shipping, RSI has you covered.

Terminal Operations
Terminal Operations

RSI is a premier material handler, operating 20 facilities efficiently, safely, and cost-effectively.

ISO Tank Shipping
ISO Tank Shipping

We offer door-to-door services for transporting bulk liquids in North America.