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What is a Transportation Management System?

What is a Transportation Management System? A transportation management system (TMS) is a subset of supply chain management concerning transportation operations and may be part of an enterprise resource planning system. A TMS usually “sits” between an ERP or legacy..

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The TMS vs TMS Distinction – Training vs Transportation Management Software

The TMS vs TMS Distinction – Transportation Management vs Training Management Software I recently had the chance to attend the excellent TIA Capital Ideas Conference in San Antonio, Texas put on by the Transportation Intermediaries association. While scoping out the..

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FRA Launches New Bridge Inspection Reports Website

WASHINGTON – The Federal Railroad Administration today launched a new tool on its website that allows states and municipalities to request inspection reports for rail bridges in their communities. The tool is being launched following the passage of the Fixing..

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BTS Releases August 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)

BTS 46-15 Thursday, October 15, 2015 Contact: Dave Smallen Tel: 202-366-5568 Embargoed until Thursday, October 15, 2015 11:30 a.m. EDT BTS Releases August 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the..

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What is the Positive Train Control Program?

What is Positive Train Control Program?  Summary What is the Positive Train Control Program? The Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA) mandates that Positive Train Control (PTC) be implemented across a significant portion of the Nation’s rail industry by..

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An Overview of U.S. Railroad Operations

Railroad Operations Overview The nation’s railroads have more than a century-long commitment to the nation’s service men and women, and this year continue to hire veterans at a robust pace. Between 20-25 percent of current employees, and one in five..

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Spotlight on Trucking Transportation Technology: Smith Transport

Smith Transport’s Innovative Transportation Technologies This month we are featuring leaders in trucking transportation technology highlighting the innovative information and technology systems at Smith Transport in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania. The transportation industry is such an amazing and important ecosystem vital to our economy’s sustainability. Technology can help..

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Railroad Industry Outlook Report for 2015

Michael Collins of Value Line provides a railroad industry report  in which he analyzes the state of the American railroad industry and the outlook for 2015 for economic growth of rail transportation by major products including coal, agriculture, oil and..

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