Yard Tracker is Railserve’s web-based application that allows users to maintain and track railcars in a customer’s rail yard. We tailor the application to our customer’s facility. You can specify the yards, tracks, commodities, and departments unique to each location. It’s easy to use for customers and Railserve employees. It features drag-and-drop functionality to relocate cars in the yard. The current car status can be updated individually or by selecting groups of railcars on a track with a few clicks. The user can also right-click any car in the yard and get an on-screen list of the car’s history showing each move or change of status for both the current and each previous time the railcar was in the yard. It is like a railcar management system for the industrial rail yard.
Cars can be automatically loaded into Yard Tracker via EDI. Railserve worked with several class one railroads to receive 418’s electronically on behalf of the customer. Cars can also be loaded manually or imported from a standard flat file.
The Location Status window provides an overview of where cars are in the yard. This portion of the application works much like a spreadsheet table allowing the user to group, sort, and filter cars in the yard.
The user can also use this section to generate ad hoc reports. Yard Tracker also has standard reports to help both the customer and switchman review and manage the cars in the yard. Each report can be printed or saved in several formats, including PDF and office file types. Railserve is proud to offer this application to increase efficiencies at customer locations and looks forward to continued enhancements.