Will Rail Pulse, the new joint venture between Norfolk Southern, GATX Corporation, Genesee & Wyoming, Trinity Rail, and Watco, be a game-changer for the rail industry? If so, how?
I believe it will – it needs to reach critical mass, but it’s a huge step, covering roughly a fifth of the market, if you will. It is a huge diplomatic achievement if nothing else, and a great statement that the rail network must work together (rise or fall as one mode).
Providing true visibility for all of the stakeholders in the carload supply chain (rails big & small, shippers, car owners/OEMs) in a single source is almost a ticket to enter the supply chain game. Data is king!