How It Works
Our Rail Fleet Management Service Engagements cover all aspects of our railcar leasing and private railcar ownership.
We give our clients a huge strategic advantage with their logistics and rail transport options. Our team of experts’ use in-depth market data to anticipate client’s needs with actionable, real-world planning.
We find that a net lease on a railcar coupled with our Rail Fleet Management Services allows the railcar lessee to recapture up to 50% of the spread between a modified full service lease and a net lease.
Additional examples of the way we’ve created value for our customers are below.
We’ve successfully audited, refuted and recaptured an average of 20% savings on railcars that were in DDCT status.
Our maintenance audit provides savings in misbills, wrong job codes, etc.
We manage railcars through administrative and field service work including: retag, restencilling, UMLER transfer, STB filings and OT5 filing. We help clients get the administrative requirement right the first time, so railcars aren’t rejected by the originating railroad.
We research and negotiate rail rates on average once a week
(52 times a year).
We help place surplus cars through our remarketing program potentially touching 40,000 names in our database.
We trace cars, manage bad orders, expedite railcars that are static or experiencing delays and focus daily on improving fleet utilization and ensuring fleet productivity lowering ownership, lease and operating costs
We identified 30 cars in a fleet of 400 that hadn’t moved in better than 6 months. Our further research discovered that the cars had been scrapped and our client had never taken them off the books but was paying rent on the cars
We do all things mechanical. We inspect railcars going into and headed out of service, generate detailed inspection reports, set up shop networks, provide pre-work guidance and processes, audit completed work, etc. We’ll even run an escrow account where we do all the work and pay the bills on our customers behalf.
As someone who has not done this before this quickly became a significant learning curve. Having the check issued to purchase the cars was the easy part of the process. It was much appreciated and a relief having the Tealinc team support our Company in this process long after the check was in the bank. Thanks Again!
Our company owns and operates a hazardous and radioactive waste facility. Due to our remote location and longer distances from our customers, rail transportation is the most economical transportation method we have. We have worked with Tealinc since 2004 and have continued to work with them since then. Tealinc advised us on rail improvements and upgrades that resulted in the award of a cleanup contract. Tealinc was a trusted advisor to our company from the initial proposal submitted in 2004 through the contract award in 2007 and they continue to assist us today as the rail improvements are being constructed. Tealinc’s knowledge of the industry and equipment is a great benefit to our company and allow us to provide robust, economical transportation solutions to our customers. There are a lot of consultant to choose from with a variety of experience, but our company is glad we selected Tealinc as our rail improvement advisor.
Freight logistics by railcar is a very complicated equation. Unless you understand the “ins” and “outs” of this industry, you could end up at several roadblocks. That is until we came across Tealinc’s consulting services that we were able to understand the necessary steps to accomplish using railcar for our freight needs. Tealinc made it easy to do business with them. They spelled out the action items they would take and the deliverables for using their consulting services. They were very professional and responsive when I have had questions about the project. They did what they said they would do and completed within the time-frame they proposed. I would highly recommend their services. They are a great group to work with.
– Artie S.
Darell Luther, Tealinc’s Founder and CEO, has been our rail consultant for the past 3 years. His knowledge and experience with rail have been very beneficial to us as he has assisted us with locating railcars, creating scopes for railcar repairs, has reviewed and offered assistance with railyard layouts, track configuration and rail contracts. I highly recommend Darell and the team at Tealinc can be trusted to assist with your project needs.
– Dan K.
Our company is a research firm that found itself with the necessity to ship large tonnages of proprietary zeolite from Nevada to Texas for use in the company’s patented well cement technology. While good at technology development, our company had no knowledge or experience with rail transportation. Fortunately, an associate recommended Tealinc to help with our rail shipment requirements. Tealinc was instrumental in our economic planning for rail shipment and provided expert guidance in the complicated issues of rates and Rules. Tealinc went a step further and met with our client in our behalf and even designed an unloading system at the delivery industrial complex. We lease our railcars from Tealinc and found Tealinc to be receptive to our unique fleet constraints which has led to the positive impression that Tealinc cares about what we do.
– George A.