DDCT Capabilities and Benefits

Railinc's Damaged and Defective Car Tracking (DDCT) system was designed by railroads, car owners and third-party agents to report incidents, manage disposition of equipment and report repairs. A single-source, web-based application, DDCT puts more reliable data at the disposal of car owners, rail carriers, repair shops and scrap and storage locations, helping them make better and faster decisions about damaged or defective equipment.

DDCT Delivers Three Major Benefits

  1. Accessibility. With DDCT, users can access and share timely information on damaged and defective cars through a single-source, web-based application.

  2. Data Quality. As a single-source system, DDCT provides a standardized process for capturing and sharing information, which improves data reliability by reducing the risk of error and data conflict. Transactions are processed immediately upon receipt, ensuring that users always have access to the most up-to-date information.

  3. Efficiency. Users can view, update and share data quickly, reducing the amount of administrative effort needed to ensure quality data.

Handling carriers can

  • Create incidents and reports that are based on inspections and findings of equipment that are on their property

  • Report and document damage to equipment under AAR Rules 1, 95, 96, 107 and 108

  • Create electronic defect cards

  • Request disposition and communicate settlement values per Rule 107

  • Receive disposition on equipment from car owners

Car owners can

  • Manage data on car condition, repairs and disposition location

  • Provide actual depreciated value

  • Make better decisions about repairing or scrapping equipment

Repair shops and scrap and storage locations can

  • Better manage the flow of equipment to and from their facilities

  • Report when a car arrives at their facilities

  • Identify repairs completed and view details

  • View and retreive electronic defect cards

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