The Umler® system is the source of critical data for more than two million pieces of North American rail, steamship and highway equipment and serves as the base file for other standard industry equipment reference and management systems. It provides secure access for equipment management and reporting tools, helping equipment owners provide high-quality data to logistics partners and customers.
The system identifies internal and external dimensions, capacities, weight information and other specific characteristics of freight cars — as well as intermodal trailers and containers. It is a powerful and dynamic tool for tracking the physical characteristics, transportation management and pool assignments of virtually every piece of rail equipment in North America and is used by stakeholders industry-wide for the safe and efficient placement, movement and interchange of railcars.
The Component Tracking application enables manufacturers to register their component data so it can be associated with railroad equipment later in Umler. Using these applications, Railinc is able to track both components and equipment and thereby, also track recalls. Trackable components include: slack adjusters, brake valve control systems, side frames, bolsters, couplers, wheelsets and pressure relief values.
Available APIs for the Umler system and Component Tracking have been listed below.