Your core business probably isn’t managing railcars. At Tealinc, we know that your core business flourishes and succeeds when your railcars are managed efficiently. That’s why (at your option) we manage every railcar you buy, sell, lease, and/or trade with us. For railcars you buy, sell, or trade with us, we’ll coordinate inspections, manage all paperwork, ensure railcars are properly transferred, registered, and filed, trace railcars into and out of service, and ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible. When you lease railcars with Tealinc and engage us with our Rail Fleet Support Services, you’ll receive those same services on an on-going and consistent basis at the intervals you choose such as daily, weekly, or monthly. You can even engage us with a railcar maintenance escrow account to make railcar preventative maintenance and repairs even more controlled and predictable. We pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence in every aspect of our business. Let us help you streamline your railcar fleet and achieve your rail transportation goals. Contact us today to learn more!
RAIL FLEET SUPPORT SERVICES
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Lost Your Railcar?
We’ll do the tracking, tracing and reporting. We’ll even follow up with the handling railroad to get your railcar moving timely and we’ll generate management reports telling you what your cycle times are and where railcars are getting delayed.
Not sure how to register your railcar?
We’ve got you covered we’ll do the UMLER registration for you.
No railcar mechanics on staff?
We have railcar maintenance experts on staff and on call to give you complete coverage. In fact, we’ll also provide data and reporting so we together can do a root cause analysis of what, when and where something isn’t working and make a plan to fix it. We’ll even set up an escrow account if you’d like and pay the maintenance bills direct on your behalf (after auditing them of course).
Railcar severely damaged or destroyed?
We got this covered thru our mechanical knowledge and rail repair facility network. We’ll also help you determine if a railcar is worth fixing or should be scrapped.
What is OT-57?
You have heard the term but still not sure what it is all about. Don’t worry we’ll help walk you thru this important task making sure your loading locations are all registered with the railroads, so you don’t get penalized or get your private railcars ousted.
Not sure what it costs to ship your product or move an empty railcar?
Not sure what it costs to ship your product or move an empty railcar around? We’d be happy to do the rail rate research searching for the most effective routes.
Got too many railcars?
We’ll work to sublease them to other potential candidate customers lowering your cost and exposure. We’ll be glad to handle the paperwork as well. Our database reach is around forty thousand potential clients.
Not enough railcars?
Call us for our available inventory. We have cars ready for service.
RAIL FLEET SUPPORT SERVICES
Equipment Tracing, Expediting & Fleet Reporting
Maintenance & Repair Management
Freight Rate Research
Other Services Customized For Your Success
“Back in 2020 after realizing a requirement to add open top hopper railcars to our fleet, we identified Tealinc as a railcar supplier/lessor/seller/manager. I made attempts with others to acquire railcars but communication was typically lacking. Refreshingly, Tealinc responded to my request immediately! Kristen Kempson was the lead in helping me identify the exact railcars we needed for our project and offered several attractive pricing options. Julie Mink helped coordinate an on-site inspection directly on our behalf and managed the paperwork and financial aspects of the transaction which led to a successful closing on schedule with our time constraints. Shannon Rodgers coordinated the UMLER transfer, answered our Railinc questions and traced the cars daily until they arrived – even pushing the railroads to help get cars moving when they were stuck. We value our relationship with Tealinc and highly recommend their rail equipment services to others.”
-Stuart S., Partnered with Tealinc to Acquire Railcars and Grow Private Railcar Fleet
“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!”
-Dave L., Partnered with Tealinc to Acquire Private Railcars and Utilized Onboarding Services
“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., Partnered with Tealinc in Consulting Services, Railcar Leasing Services and Railcar Management Services
“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., Partnered with Tealinc Through Consulting Services and Acquired Private Railcars
“[Our company] was in need of a railcar to assist in our maintenance operations. Tealinc was new to [us] as a supplier, but exceeded expectations as they put the deal together. From arranging an inspection to helping us find storage, the transaction was smooth and professional. Kristen Kempson and her co-workers also did an awesome job communicating with me and my team during the entire process. Timely and to the point each step of the way. I highly recommend Kristen Kempson and Tealinc.”
-Marc H., Partnered with Tealinc to Acquire Railcars and Utilized Onboarding Services
“I would recommend Tealinc and especially working with Julie Mink. Julie is a pleasure to work with. She is very knowledgeable about the railcar industry. Tealinc has purchased our railcars at our asking prices in tough business conditions. Tealinc has given us a value-added product by helping us understand the maintenance end of being a rail car owner. They are there to help with any questions. We value our relationship with Julie, and I would trust her and her team for all your rail needs. She understands and thrives on the values of establishing a strong working relationship. We appreciate and value our relationship with Tealinc.”
-Todd H., Partnered with Tealinc to Sell Railcars
“Thank you Tealinc! I have dealt with more than a few rail companies over the past 13 years and have never had a company that goes above and beyond to keep the customer informed as Tealinc has done. The staff is great from sales to rail car tracking, to their knowledge with the AAR rules and requirements is exceptional. Thanks again Tealinc. CSC appreciates all of your help!”
-Melynda W., Partnered with Tealinc to Acquire Railcars and Utilized Onboarding Services
“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.”
-Rodney B., Partnered with Tealinc Through Rail Fleet Consulting Services
“We exported some rail cars to Mexico. Tealinc organized the necessary testing to move the cars, provided us with daily updates on the car movements, and provided us with a most successful sales process.”
-Howard M., Partnered with Tealinc to Acquire Railcars and Utilized Onboarding Services
“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., Partnered with Tealinc Through Consulting Services
“I have known and worked with Julie for ten years or so. What I appreciate the most is her absolute willingness to share and assist. She and the Tealinc team are very knowledgeable and their focus is on the customer’s needs above all.”
-Heather L., worked with Tealinc in Canada