New Railinc Product Users: If you already have an assigned mark or company ID and need to create a Railinc customer account to access Railinc products, click here.

Railinc requires an AAR-assigned reporting mark (ABCX) or a Railinc-assigned company identifier (Company ID) to access many of its systems, including:

  • Umler® system and Component Registry

  • Car Repair Billing

  • Damaged and Defective Car Tracking (DDCT) system

  • Equipment Health Management System (EHMS)

  • FindUs.Rail

  • Loading Authority (OT-57)

  • Equipment Advisory

Companies that do not have an assigned Mark/Company ID must request one. This identifier is unique and, once established, may be used to access other Railinc systems.

Please note that there is a one-time $525 set-up charge for registering a Mark/Company ID with Railinc.

Railinc Onboarding Application

The Railinc Onboarding Application enables shippers, fleet managers, repair shops, running repair agents, equipment owners, railroads, and other interested parties to request Railinc system access electronically. The type of ID you need is different depending on your role, and certain contact information is required to participate in the industry per AAR Interchange Rule 114. During the onboarding process, Railinc will collect information from you that will enable your access to be set up according to your role. Once you launch the Railinc Onboarding Application, you can choose from the following options:

Company ID: This option is for Shippers, Fleet Managers, Repair Shops, and other interested parties. Shippers, Fleet Managers, and Repair Shops must request a Company ID. The following information is required to receive a Company ID: company name, contact information, billing information, applications/services you are requesting access to, and Rule 114 (FindUs.Rail) contact information. Repair shops are required to provide the above information as well as their Standard Point Location Code (SPLC). Company IDs are alphanumeric and end in three numbers (i.e., D111).

Private Mark: This option is for Equipment Owners. If you are an Equipment Owner, the following information is required to receive an AAR-assigned Reporting Mark: company name, contact information, billing information, applications/services you are requesting access to and Rule 114 (FindUs.Rail) contact information. Private Marks contain 4 alphabetical characters and end with “X”.

Running Repair Agent: This option applies if you are a Railroad and require a new Reporting Mark or are going through a merger/name change. Railroad Standard Carrier Alpha Codes (SCACs) are assigned based on operating authority approved by the Surface Transportation Board (STB), Canadian Transportation Authority, or the Mexican Government, and code availability with the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA). All SCAC codes issued for railroads must have the first letter of the Mark be the same as the company or road name and have two to four alpha characters. A sponsoring railroad must initiate requests for running repair agents via the Mechanical Reference Repository (MRR) application. A Railinc Single Sign-On (SSO) and permission to access MRR are required to initiate a request.

Railroad Mark: This option is for new Railroads or existing Railroads that are transferring or merging their Railroad Mark. The following information is required to receive a new railroad mark or request the transfer/merger of a railroad mark: company name, contact information, requested mark, railroad name, operating locations and startup date. Railroad Standard Carrier Alpha Codes (SCACs) are assigned based on operating authority approved by the Surface Transportation Board (STB), Canadian Transportation Authority, or the Mexican Government, and code availability with the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA). All SCAC codes issued for railroads must have the first letter of the Mark be the same as the company or road name and have two to four alpha characters.

Trailer and Chassis Mark: This option is for Railroads or Private Trailer/Chassis Equipment Owners. If you are a Railroad or Private Trailer/Chassis Equipment Owner, the following information is required to receive an AAR-assigned Reporting Mark: company name, contact information, billing information, applications/services you are requesting access to and Rule 114 (FindUs.Rail) contact information. Trailers/Chassis marks will contain 4 alphabetical characters and end with “Z”.

Launch the Railinc Onboarding Application

Note: Equipment Registrations are subject to both Railinc and AAR annual and/or Semi-Annual fees. Refer to the Railinc Price List for more information.

Guide for Railroads

The Guide for Railroads introduces new and existing railroads to valuable information for operating as a part of the North American railroad system.

The document describes the uses and requirements of an application or process, outlines Railinc's role and, where applicable, the various rules and procedures prescribed by the Association of American Railroads (AAR)Surface Transportation Board (STB), and National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA). With the guide, new railroads can learn about important topics including:

  • Reporting Marks: These unique codes are assigned to individual companies for various tariff and accounting applications and are required by freight rail industry rules.

  • Industry Operating Requirements: To participate in the freight rail industry, railroads must follow industry rules that promote safety and efficient interchange.

  • Railinc Products and Services: Railinc operates more than 30 products lines for the freight rail industry, ranging from asset health solutions to financial data exchanges to tracing and messaging services.

  • Publications: Published by Railinc, the Association of American Railroads and the Transportation Technology Center Inc., these documents can help new railroads as they encounter issues or have questions as they begin operations.

The Guide also includes contact information such as titles, addresses, telephone/fax numbers, email addresses and web sites to help users locate the resources and the functional contacts referenced in the document.

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