Railinc's QSense Platform is an enterprise-grade, fully managed SaaS product, built with industry-leading cloud data management and custom Railinc components. The QSense Platform supports data ingestion through multiple methods, including managed file transfer, asynchronous messaging, and web service APIs.
Few rail car repair shops are immune to Car Repair Billing Data Exchange Errors and file rejections. When the Data Exchange returns errors, you’ll find yourself spending hours each month making corrections and resubmitting files. So why do so many companies struggle with errors? The simple answer is how shops approach billing. Overreliance on Subject Matter Experts Many shops rely on their experienced billers to ensure billing accuracy. While there are many experienced billers, there are two reasons that this approach doesn’t work well.
If you’re one of the many shops managing errors and rejections each month, you’re not alone. The Car Repair Billing Data Exchange rejects many files each month. This article provides a guide to managing one of the most confusing error categories: Component IDs (CIDs).
When you’re new to managing railcar repairs or billing, it can be difficult to understand many of the rules and processes. However, there are three important reference materials that can provide you with important information regarding repair billing; the AAR Field Manual, the AAR Office Manual and the Railinc Car Repair Billing Procedures Manual. Together, these resources can assist in understanding, recording and reporting repairs relating to freight rail cars in interchange.
Equipment Health Management System, or EHMS, is an important resource for anyone who owns or is responsible for maintaining cars. When analyzed, EHMS data can help limit unscheduled maintenance, reduce repair costs and more. Let’s start with the basics. What is EHMS? EHMS is the railroad industry’s central resource for communicating mechanical problems identified by wayside detectors. Wayside detectors are machines along the rails that measure certain aspects of cars as they pass.
*Note: This article has been updated to reflect the recently delayed implementation date.* On June 28 of 2021, Railinc’s Early Warning System will be replaced by Equipment Advisory System. There are several changes that will accompany this transition, including changes in severity levels, new activity codes and more. For the detailed changes, please refer to the Early Warning Rewrite Webinar, available on Railinc.com.
While many car owners would like to implement a proactive maintenance strategy, determining the best time to take a car out of service to complete repairs is complex, requiring an understanding of the remaining useful life of a component versus the risk that the component will fail while in use.
Healthy equipment is essential to the everyday operations of the freight industry, but maintaining equipment is expensive. In 2020, the Railinc Car Repair Billing Data Exchange processed around $1.4 billion in foreign, AAR-billed repairs. With foreign repairs often costing significantly more than repairs done by equipment owners, equipment owners need new methods to manage repair costs.
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The QSense Platform is an enterprise-grade, fully managed SaaS product, built with industry-leading cloud data management and custom Railinc components. The QSense Platform supports data ingestion through multiple methods, including managed file transfer, asynchronous messaging, and web service APIs.