Services | RMI Partnership
Lodestar Logistics has established a partnership with RMI of Atlanta, GA to deliver a broad suite of services targeted toward rail shippers as well as railcar owners and lessees. These new services are built upon RMI's existing web-based Freight Management System for tracking, managing and analyzing rail shipments.
- Specific services include:
- 1. Pro-Active Shipment Monitoring (including diversions and forecasts of product/car supply)
- 2. Performance Metrics
- 3. Route Optimization
- 4. Fleet Utilization and Analysis
- 5. Maintenance Coordination (including programs for the shopping and cleaning of cars)
- 6. Freight Rate Review and Negotiations; and
- 7. Private Car Accounting (including processing claims for under-allowed revenue and reporting state ad valorem taxes).
With these new services, Lodestar and RMI expect to be positioned not only to provide shippers and equipment owners/lessees with state of the art information systems, but also offer hands-on rail fleet management and consulting services wherever such assistance is desired by the customer. By combining their expertise and talents, RMI and Lodestar expect they will be immediately able to offer top of the line service to shippers and railcar owners.
"Our organizations are entirely complementary, and the synergies will have tremendous benefits for the customer," said Jerry James, Vice-President - Commercial at Lodestar.
"Given the shortage of experienced personnel today in most traffic departments, we want to provide our customers with a full range of flexible solutions that will enable them to offload any portion of the work involved in managing rail shipments and fleets," said Paul Pascutti, Vice-President of Marketing at RMI.
RMI is the largest independent provider of accurate, reliable, comprehensive and secure rail information services to the transportation industry. Founded in 1979, RMI is recognized as the most successful Business Services Provider (BSP) in the industry with an in-depth knowledge of rail operations and a proven ability to translate complex business processes into valuable management information services. Currently, RMI processes approximately seven million carloads annually for railroads, rail shippers and railcar owners.
RailConnect provides the most comprehensive suite of transportation and revenue management services for railroads, rail shippers and rail leasing companies. From management and shipment visibility to car accounting information, RailConnect lets you keep complete control at your fingertips!
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