Railinc has held occasional webinars to help railroads, equipment owners and repair shops learn more about the Damaged and Defective Car Tracking (DDCT) system. The DDCT system affects the reporting, documentation and management of damaged equipment under AAR rules 1, 95, 96, 107 and 108.
Past webinars are listed below.
Introduction to DDCT: This webinar provides an overview of the DDCT application including incident lifecycles, user functionality, and the role of FindUs.Rail in the DDCT application.
Closing a DDCT Incident: This DDCT User Group webinar provides an overview of the processes for viewing information on cars that require repairs, reporting partial and complete repairs in the DDCT system, and closing DDCT incidents.
Introduction to the DDCT User Group: This webinar provides an overview of the DDCT User Group, its purpose and goals, as well as instructions on how to join and participate in the User Group and information about planned updates to DDCT.
DDCT Car Hire: Tailored specifically for people involved in the car hire process, this session covers car hire rule changes, car hire calculations for DDCT incident cars, and how to interpret car hire messages.
Basic DDCT Processes: This webinar demonstrates the basic process flow of the incident life cycle within DDCT including incident creation, requesting/providing disposition, creating defect cards and shop repairs.
Car Mark Owners and DDCT: Tailored for Car Mark Owners, this webinar focuses on the tasks and benefits of DDCT specifically for Car Mark Owners. Topics include permissions, FindUs.Rail and notifications, requesting access, querying, incident lifecycle, ADV process, unexpected arrival process, salvage value process, early warning and helpful tips.
Handling Carriers and DDCT: Tailored for Handling Carriers, this webinar focuses on the tasks and benfits of DDCT specifically for Handling Carriers. Topics include incident types, FindUs.Rail, Rule 107 walkthrough, creating a standalone defect card and helpful tips.
Railroads and DDCT: Tailored for Shortline and other Railroads, this webinar focuses on the tasks and benefits of DDCT specifically for railroads. Topics will include creating incidents, creating defect cards, offering settlements and getting defect information on foreign cars. Railinc recommends that you review the Basic DDCT Processes slides first.
Disposition Locations and DDCT: Tailored for repair facilities, storage facilities and other disposition locations, this webinar focuses on the tasks and benefits of DDCT specifically for dispo locations. Topics will include marking a car "On Hand," reporting repairs, releasing cars and getting defect information. Railinc recommends that you review the Basic DDCT Processes slides first.