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.
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.