If you're struggling with where to start with rail data or simply want to make tracking shipments easier, TransmetriQ Training & Consulting can help. 

With training from TransmetriQ, you'll learn how to:

  • Better interpret your data
  • Gain more visibility into your rail operations
  • Create a more efficient business

Our Courses:

Railroading Operations

When you're new to the industry, it can be difficult to piece together how railroads operate. You've probably experienced a train blocking your car's path, but do you know why? This is just one of the complexities that make the railroad system drastically different than the motor carrier and other shipping industries, so it's important that even supply chain veterans take the time to learn about rail.

Railroading Basics is a high-level introduction for customers to learn how the freight rail industry operates, including:

  • An overview of operations
  • Common types of rail equipment
  • How railroads operate trains
  • How customers interact with railroads
  • An introduction to the rail operations cycle and the events in a rail car trip
The Loaded Railcar Shipment Cycle

Once you've learned the fundamentals of who the railroads are and how they operate, it's time to learn how a loaded rail car moves. Carloads, whether they are hoppers, tanks, boxes, gondolas, or intermodal flat cars, are the single most important driver of railroad business. If you're responsible for managing shipments, it's important to understand how the carload shipment cycle happens and what each event means for you.

The Loaded Railcar Shipment Cycle is an introduction to how a loaded freight car moves through the shipment cycle, from the customer order through delivery. With knowledge of the meaning of cycle events and Railinc’s role at each, you’ll be able to identify key shipment status indicators faster.  

Topic areas covered include:

  • An overview of operations
  • Starting the cycle
  • Moving the car
  • Out on the mainline
  • Delivery to the customer
Intermodal Operations

Carload shipments move commodities that are essential to everyday life in North America, but what about those essentials that don’t move by carload? For example, you wouldn’t ship clothes or electronics in a boxcar. While carload and intermodal can ship some of the same things, intermodal is a separate business unit with a distinct vocabulary and event cycle. With Class I’s now shipping more intermodal than carload, intermodal is critical for the North American economy, and knowledge of the distinct event cycle is crucial for properly managing your shipments.

Introduction to Intermodal is an overview of how railroads operate intermodal, the language of intermodal and how an intermodal container or trailer moves on the railroads.

Topic areas covered include:

  •  An overview of the intermodal industry
  • The different types of intermodal equipment
  • Basic intermodal terms
  • The railroads and intermodal
  • Staring the intermodal movement cycle
  • Out on the mainline
  • Arriving at the destination
Decoding Railroad Train IDs

Do you know what a train ID includes? What it means? How to read it? If not, this course is for you. Decoding Railroad Train IDs is a dive into the mystery of what Train IDs are and how to read them.

Decoding Railroad Train IDs is an overview of Train ID structure, how they are used and more. Whether you are just getting into railroading or are utilizing CLMs for supply chain visibility, you need to understand Train IDs.

Topic areas covered include:

  • What are Train IDs?
  • Train ID structure
  • How Train ID's are used for the rail industry and visibility
  • A how-to guide on decoding Train IDs
Custom Training

If you're struggling with something that doesn't fall into a standard course offering, let us know. We'll leverage our experts in and create a customized training course that is tailored to your specific needs.

Customized Training Courses are instructor-led and interactive, leveraging Railinc's cross-functional expertise.

Topic areas may include but are not limited to:

  • Interpreting Industry Reference File data
  • Custom reports that may benefit your company
  • Umler® data and which nonconfidential fields may best fit your needs

Learn from Rail Experts

Training is usually taught by one of our talented product managers or solutions engineers, a team of rail and data experts with decades of experience. 



Robin McFalls, Railcar Repair & Asset Health Expert
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Andy Adams, Rail Visibility & Operations Expert
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Chad Hanna, Rail Operations Expert
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Alex Terpolilli, Rail Events & Reporting Expert

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