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The 21st Century Rail Yard

How many freight trucks did you share the highway with during your road trip this summer?  According to Forbes.com, it was less than last year and even fewer than the year before — a trend that is expected to continue in the coming years. Why? There are several factors, but topping the list are advancements in …

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How is BSM Connecting You to the IOT?

As my interest in technology advances and with all the latest developments, I’ve read many articles highlighting current trends as well as the technology anticipated in the future. Over the past few years, these content pieces have featured a few common themes: robotics (and artificial intelligence), virtual reality, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Each …

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Securing the Future of Freight Rail: Connecting Customers and Assets

Every time carloads decline in the year-over-year measurements, doom is spelled for the rail freight industry as a whole, casting doubt on its reliability and efficiency of rail as a means of freight transport. As rail freight volumes recover from the decline in 2016, it’s time for the rail industry to tackle their vulnerability to …

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We May Soon See Bionic Eyes for Future Fleet Mechanics in Rail

Mechanics

It’s an exciting time for the transportation and freight industries. New technologies are transforming how drivers, mechanics and supervisors are doing their jobs and future fleet managers could be more skilled and adept – possibly even bionic – than we ever imagined.

ELD Rules For Rail

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Railroad Day on Capitol Hill and Year Agenda

Members of the rail industry, this is your chance to be heard! For the past 15 years, anyone with a vested interest in rail has been using Railroad Day on Capitol Hill to get their message to members of Congress, congressional staffers, and federal and state agency staff members.

The Future of Telematics and Rail

Future of Telematics - Rail

Telematics has come a long way from simple vehicle tracking and routing to become a powerful data aggregator that can collect, analyze and send data for everything from risky driver behavior to container and shipment conditions.

Class 1 Railroads Might Miss PTC Deadline for Railroad Safety

Operators on Class 1 railroads are some of the biggest players on the playground. That’s why they are key to the Positive Train Control (PTC) legislation, one of the more exciting developments in the railroad industry. With PTC, trains regularly and automatically relay GPS information about their location, speed and direction to a central database …

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