A Continued Commitment to Rail Shippers through Industry Knowledge
The Woodlands, Texas – December 19, 2017. Bourque Logistics, the leader in industrial logistics systems for more than 28 years, is proud to announce and welcome Joel Christensen as the company’s regional vice president of sales. Joel will lead our continuing strategy to address operational requirements of rail shippers and automating integration between rail shippers and their rail carriers.
Joel comes to Bourque Logistics with over 25 years of experience in rail transportation technology solutions. Prior to his time at GE Transportation, Joel had various roles at RMI, providing software solutions to railroads and rail shippers. Joel’s insights will contribute to a common business strategy of Bourque Logistics and our AEI technology partner, Industrial Networks (INet). Both focusing on providing rail shippers with a cohesive solution for their operations with the YardMaster ® Solution. Joel will also support Bourque Logistics’ industry leading fleet and freight payment systems, RAILTRAC ® and RateServer ® , and expand our offerings in new market areas.
“We welcome Joel and his proven rail industry experience to Bourque Logistics,” said Steve Bourque, president of Bourque Logistics. “His reputation among rail shippers and short line railroads and deep knowledge of their requirements will aid in promoting complete rail solutions for our customers’ evolving requirements.”
“I have known Joel for many years and INet is looking forward to formally working with him to provide automated yard and rail fleet operations,” said Jimmy Finster, president of INet. “His knowledge of both short line and shipper needs will benefit our current and future clients with our YardMaster Mobile ® systems.”
Used by over 250 industry railyards in North America, Bourque Logistics’ and INet’s YardMaster ® Solution is a robust rail operations software integrating shippers to short line and Class 1 railroads. Using mobile AEI readers, the solution fully automates railcar request and release, switching, onsite inventory, order scheduling and rack assignment, railcar inspection, and BOL transmission. In addition, YardMaster ® provides load and offload optimization by performing load bay verification, advanced outage, and volume correction calculations.
About Bourque Logistics
Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, Bourque Logistics has automated rail shipment processes for shippers since 1989 with RAILTRAC ® , the leading rail fleet and shipment management software for rail shippers.
Bourque Logistics provides a full suite of modules addressing multi-mode shipment operations for loading and shipping, bill of lading submission, tracking and tracing, freight rating and payment, fleet accounting, supply chain management, and custom reporting. Our EDI data services connects shippers with their suppliers, customers, and carriers. Bourque Logistics also provides professional service support for rail fleet expediting and railcar maintenance management.
About Industrial Networks
Industrial Networks is the leading provider of railyard automation and data acquisition systems for manufacturing and shipping operations in North America. Our expertise touches operations run by rail shippers, short line and Class I railroads, trucking, marine freight, and more. Our close relationship with Bourque Logistics, the leading provider of rail transportation software to shippers in North America, gives us over 75 years of experience providing state-of-the-art rail automation. For more information, visit www.inetlp.com.
YardMaster ® is a registered trademark of Bourque Data Systems, Inc.
YardMaster Mobile ® is a registered trademark of Bourque Data Systems, Inc.