Resources

All of your rail management questions, answered in one place.

Case Studies

Learn how firms in these industries improved their rail transportation program by switching to RSI Logistics.

Learn about a company that battled excessive charges due to cars at shops or storage facilities that were not managed properly. With RSI’s help, a budget with cost allocations was set in place, and strategically-placed storage tracks were setup between their manufacturing facilities to reduce demurrage charges.

Learn about a company who experienced significantly higher freight costs compared to their competitors. RSI stepped in to eliminate all unnecessary railroad financial charges, as well as a revised rate request strategy which converted 80% of their tariff rates into negotiated contracts.

Learn about a company that needed a little extra help in the transportation department to create more time to focus on strategic activities. RSI was able to create reports that helped to improve rail operating performances, like on-time deliveries to customers and an increase in rail utilization.

Fuel Surcharge Rates

RSI provides rate management services and fuel surcharge data is built into our software products.

Railroad Performance Reports

Reports based on data from the railroads, AAR, and the Surface Transportation Board.

Weekly number of trains held short of destination or interchange for longer than 6 hours.

Daily number of cars operating in normal movement which have not moved in more than 48 hours.

Weekly volume of carloads carried by the major railroads in North America.

Railroad Cost Indexes

Cost data provided by The Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and The All Inclusive Less Fuel (All-LF).

Railroad Maps

A Google Map of the major rail lines in North America is below. Use the button on the top left of the map to open the menu which will allow you to select which railroads are displayed. Use the button on the top right to view full screen. These buttons may require an extra click to activate and the map may need time to load if you have a slow connection.