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 was incorporated as Rail Services Inc. in 1984 and in 2000 the company name was changed to RSI Logistics, Inc. RSI currently has about 160 employees. Our headquarters is in Michigan and we have 24 locations in 14 states.
We have customers in every major industry that utilizes rail freight transportation. They range from small shippers with a handful of railcars to large shippers moving tens of thousands of railcars per month. We take the time to understand our client’s business and tailor our services to each customer’s transportation needs. By leveraging our focus and expertise, our customers improve the effectiveness of their rail transportation management. Rail transportation is a complex process. RSI is here to provide you with specialized resources that are more cost effective than many organizations can develop on their own.
Our mission is to improve our clients’ rail transportation and provide measurable costs savings and service efficiencies.
Create a vision, inspire others, and advance their priorities and mission of RSI
Keep pursuing our goals, especially when experiencing adversity
Show love and compassion for the people we serve and rejoice when their needs are met
Cooperate and work together for the common good of the people we serve
Strive for quality in everything that we do
Encourage innovation, adapt to change, and be willing to take (safe) risks
RSI works with shippers in every major industry — large shippers and small, raw material producers, manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors. We dominate the industry, serving…
of chemical companies in the Fortune 500
agricultural products companies
of building materials companies in the Fortune 500
forest products and paper companies
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
See how RSI helped first year reductions for a chemical company reach $1.2 million.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.