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Better Visibility & Intelligence
for Railcars and Rail Boxes

Bring certainty into the complexity of rail transport to deliver high customer satisfaction with accurate rail ETA predictions and full/empty status data. Optimize your railcar fleet and ensure 100% availability of railcars or rail boxes when you need them for shipping - with intelligence at a railcar level and a rail network level.

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A Proven
Solution for​

  • Chemicals
  • Logistics Service Providers

Challenges with
Railcars and Rail Boxes

Today, the most common method of tracking rail cars is through railway portals that use the train’s GPS or RFID, leading to:

Challenge #1

Time-delayed or incorrect information about railcars, such as when the train (rake) is tracked as a unit.

Challenge #2

Lack of information on railcar availability and pickup readiness through full/empty status and usage cycle status.

Challenge #3

Inability to optimize rail trips creating excess railcar inventory, lack of railcars when needed, or high rental cost.

How Roambee's Solution Works for Railcars

Step 1: Visibility

Better visibility by combining order information with real-time location and condition data from IoT sensors affixed on railcars capable of recharging using renewable solar power and data streams from rail operations.

Step 2: Alerts & Signals

Built on verifiable visibility, alerts & signals empower better decisions and drive automation. For example, a business signal about idling railcars is derived by sensing use cycle milestones and full/empty status, enabling retrieval and utilization.

Step 3: Intelligence

Use AI-powered network insights & foresights for better supply chain planning & execution. For example, score railcar utilization (cycle times) by geography, season, customer, and vendor and forecast this key performance indicator (KPI).

Alerts & Business Signals
to Help You Make the Right Decisions

  • Business Signals on

    Full/Empty Status of Railcars

  • Business Signals on

    Wrong and Missed Connections of Railcars

  • Business Signals on

    Idling/Aging of Railcars at Docks, Yards, Warehouses, or Customer/Vendor Locations

  • Business Signals for

    Cold Chain Quality Control (QC) Prediction of Goods Inside Railcars

  • Business Signals for

    Transloading Confirmation

  • Business Signals for

    Railcar Availability to Ship Product

  • Business Signals for

    Order Fulfillment in Railcar Operations & Product Shipping Operations

  • Business Signals for

    Revenue Recognition in Railcar Operations & Product Shipping Operations

  • Business Signals for

    Asset Availability to Ship Product

  • Business Signals for

    Order Fulfillment in Asset Operations & Product Shipping Operations

  • Business Signals for

    Revenue Recognition in Asset Operations & Product Shipping Operations

  • Business Signals for

    Delivery and Pickup Window Schedule

Business Outcomes with Roambee

  • Bring premium road transport-level predictability into your cost-effective rail operations.
  • Increase "revenue per railcar" through better utilization as an asset operator or an asset user.
  • Seamlessly orchestrate placing and retrieving railcar or rail boxes from any location, station, yard, or customer site.
  • Increase sustainability by leveraging low-carbon impact rail mode while maintaining premium road shipment mode's service levels.

Empowering You with Our Intelligence


  • Rail on time and in full (OTIF) scoring by lanes, carriers, and nodes.
  • Asset cycle time analytics by geography, season, customer, vendor, etc.
  • Dwell time and detention analytics by facility, unloading docks, customer/vendor yards, and stations.


  • Asset dwell time and cycle time predictions by customer, vendor, geography, and season.
  • Asset routing and returns recommendations for optimization.
  • OTIF and quality control (QC) predictions by lanes and rail operators.


A British multinational is automating its railcar management operations with Roambee. Roambee's heat maps precisely uncovered consumption patterns and dwell times remotely at every customer site and enabled optimized deliveries, timely rail car retrievals, and accurate forward/reverse ETAs, driving efficient railcar management and automation.

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