Railinc Corp. has promoted Joan Smemoe to the positions of Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Vice President of Information Technology, effective June 11. Smemoe will be responsible for providing the vision and leadership for Railinc’s data, product development, and information systems platforms. Smemoe—who currently serves on the executive management team—will report to Allen West, president and CEO, in her new position. “I’m honored to lead…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in April 2018 was up compared to April 2017. Total carloads increased 2.7 percent, from 343,665 in April 2017 to 352,781 in April 2018. Petroleum products led gains with a 22.2 percent increase. Crushed stone, sand and gravel as well as pulp, paper and allied products also increased, up 21.7 percent and 15.3 percent, respectively. Trailer or container led declines for the fifth…
Railinc has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), a consortium of more than 250 transportation and logistics companies that are creating a forum for the development of blockchain technology standards and education for the freight industry. “Blockchain presents interesting opportunities for the freight rail industry,” said Railinc President and CEO Allen West. “We’re excited to identify ways to add value to our industry as part of…
The total size of the North American rail equipment fleet was up slightly during the first quarter of 2018. The total equipment count was 2,083,915, for an increase of 0.2 percent. The three largest segments during the quarter were covered hoppers (28.4 percent), tank cars (20.6 percent) and gondolas (11.1 percent). Four car groups increased from the last quarter, led by intermodal, up 1.7 percent, and IM flats, up 1.3 percent. Covered hoppers…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in March 2018 was down compared to March 2017. Total carloads decreased 0.8 percent, from 362,391 in March 2017 to 359,479 in March 2018. Crushed stone, sand and gravel led gains with a 28.8 percent increase. Nonmetallic minerals and pulp, paper and allied products also increased, up 15.7 percent and 12.2 percent, respectively. Trailer or container led declines for the fourth…
Starting in the Customer Success Center (CSC) at Railinc gives employees a solid foundation to build on as they work to reach their career goals. In this guest post, Railinc Customer Success Specialist Karin Bennett talks about the phone calls, the schedule, and the opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact across the company. Click here…
Railinc Director of Application Engineering and PMO Joan Smemoe has been recognized as a 2018 Rising Star by Progressive Railroading magazine. The award recognizes individuals under the…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in February 2018 was down compared to February 2017. Total carloads decreased 0.8 percent, from 323,194 in February 2017 to 320,474 February 2018. Chemicals led gains with a 14.6 percent increase. Lumber and wood products and petroleum products also increased, up 12.1 percent and 11.7 percent, respectively. Trailer or container led declines for the third consecutive month, down…