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Bourque Logistics and Industrial Networks to Provide CPC-1232 Tank Car Identification for Crude Shippers


To support upcoming US and Canadian Tank Car Safety Requirements for Crude Shipments

The Woodlands, Texas – 2014. Bourque Logistics, the leader in logistics software for industrial rail shippers, will help its clients identify newer and safer CPC-1232 tank cars for crude shipments. This important function will assist crude shippers and receivers to maintain safety compliance by utilization of tank cars which are manufactured to the higher safety CPC-1232 designation. Shippers using Bourque Logistics' YardMaster® and RAILTRAC® systems can now identify and select these compliant cars for shipping and monitoring tasks.

YardMaster Mobile® AEI scanning systems, produced by Industrial Networks, LLC (INet) will be upgraded to identify compliant tank cars at terminal and refining facilities.

Tank car owners are responsible for maintaining the CPC-1232 designation in UMLER®. Bourque Logistics software systems are tightly integrated with UMLER® providing daily updates. Canada has recently accelerated its deadline to May 2017 for exclusive use of CPC-1232 tank cars built to a higher safety standard. Several large crude shippers have already implemented programs for sole use of the newer tank cars in their shipping operations.

"YardMaster® and RAILTRAC® systems will allow crude terminals and refiners to easily identify compliant cars for receiving and shipments. Thus allowing them to remain in compliance with upcoming safety rules for crude shipments," said Steve Bourque, president of Bourque Logistics. "We are also working closely with our AEI partner, INet, to identify such tank cars upon arrival at crude shipping facilities."

"Our stationary and handheld AEI scanning systems provide real-time railcar profile information entering and departing shipping facilities," said Jimmy Finster, president of INet. "Operators will now be able to identify CPC-1232 compliant equipment within our portable scanners."

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 now provides a full suite of modules to address 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 connect shippers with their suppliers, customers, and carriers. BL also provides professional service support for rail fleet expediting and railcar maintenance management.

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YardMaster® and RAILTRAC® are registered trademarks of Bourque Data Systems, Inc.

About Industrial Networks

Industrial Networks is the leading provider of railyard automation and data acquisition systems for manufacturing and shipping operations in North America. Their expertise touches operations run by rail shippers, short line and Class I railroads, trucking, and more. The close relationship with Bourque Logistics, the leading provider of rail transportation software to shippers in North America, provides over 75 years of experience providing state-of-the-art rail automation. For more information, Contact Us Today!

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