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.
Automated Process, Real-Time Access, More Reliable Data
DDCT allows users to enter and query data on damaged and defective cars through a single source. This simplifies the administrative process and results in more reliable information. With DDCT:
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
The DDCT System Delivers Three Major Benefits
Accessibility. With DDCT, users can access and share timely information on damaged and defective cars through a single-source, web-based application.
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.
Efficiency. Users can view, update and share data quickly, reducing the amount of administrative effort needed to ensure quality data.
- DDCT User Guide
- DDCT User Guide (Spanish)
- DDCT FAQs (General)
- DDCT FAQs (Handing Carriers)
- DDCT FAQs (FindUs.Rail)
- DDCT FAQs (Car Owners)
- DDCT FAQs (Repair Shops)
- DDCT FAQs (Liability Continuity System)