Railinc Corp. has announced a new webinar for the Comprehensive Equipment Performance Monitoring (CEPM) program. This free webinar is being offered on two dates and will present an overview of CEPM-Wheelsets and barcoding standards to help OEMs meet new barcoding requirements. Railinc recommends that railcar wheel shops, repair shops, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and software providers participate to prepare for the January, 2012 implementation of CEPM-Wheelsets.
Cary, NC, October 4, 2011 (James Street Media Services)--Railinc today announced an upgrade to the Early Warning/Maintenance Advisory system that enhances rail industry communication about rail equipment conditions and makes it easier for railroads to access data essential for the safe movement of freight.
Cary, NC, September 29, 2011 (James Street Media Services)--Railinc announced today an upgrade to its Switching Settlements Data Exchange (SSDX) that makes the exchange more accessible to railroads with limited IT resources. New features of the exchange include an enhanced Excel file layout that railroads can populate with data on switching charges and a web interface through which users can easily upload the file.


Cary, NC, August 22, 2011 (James Street Media Services)—Railinc has announced webinar dates for the first phase of the Comprehensive Equipment Performance Monitoring (CEPM) program, CEPM-Wheelsets, for the North American rail industry. These webinars are designed to present an overview of CEPM-Wheelsets and related processes. Railinc highly recommends that wheel shops, repair shops, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and software providers participate in the webinars to prepare for the January, 2012 implementation of CEPM-Wheelsets. Details can be found at www.railinc.com/cepm under “CEPM Training.” Currently scheduled webinars and dates are as follows:
Cary, NC, August 9, 2011 (James Street Media Services)--Railinc announced today that the first phase of the Comprehensive Equipment Performance Monitoring (CEPM) program is underway and on-target for implementation in January 2012. A multi-phase, multi-year industry-wide initiative, CEPM will result in an entirely new database of railcar equipment component information. This data will provide better information that can be used to develop faster and more cost-effective component recalls, prevent derailments, lower operating costs and improve equipment maintenance planning. To accomplish this the railroad industry is developing a new process and related technology tools that will be introduced, starting with wheelsets, in 2012. CEPM will later be expanded to cover other components.
CARY, NC, March 1, 2011 (James Street Media Services)—Railinc Corp. announced today that it will participate in the 25th annual Rail Equipment Finance Conference in La Quinta, Calif., on March 7, 2011. Railinc representatives will be presenting the 2010 North American Freight Railcar Review. This opening presentation will feature data and insight into the state of the North American freight railcar fleet and discuss trends that may affect the rail industry in the coming years.
CARY, NC, January 25, 2011 (James Street Media Services)—Railinc Corp. announced today that the new Damaged and Defective Car Tracking (DDCT) system was successfully launched and is now operational for rail carriers, freight car owners and freight car repair shops. Authorized users across the rail industry are now using the new tracking system to enter and respond to damaged and defective car incidents, effectively making the approximately 125-year-old paper defect card obsolete.
CARY, NC, November 18, 2010 (James Street Media Services)—Railinc Corp. has announced the availability of the new Damaged and Defective Car Tracking (DDCT) test system along with two new web-based DDCT training demos.
CARY, NC, October 21, 2010 (James Street Media Services)—Railinc Corp. has announced its late October and November webinar schedule for the new rail industry Damaged and Defective Car Tracking (DDCT) system. The free webinars began in October and present an overview of the DDCT system and the basic DDCT process. Currently scheduled webinar dates and session descriptions are as follows:
CARY, NC, September 28, 2010 (James Street Media Services)—Railinc has announced its October webinar schedule for the new rail industry Damaged and Defective Car Tracking (DDCT) system. The free webinars are designed to present an overview of the DDCT system and the basic DDCT process. Currently scheduled webinars and dates are as follows:

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