Don’t let your rail inspections fall by the wayside, or you may regret it!
Ever since the early 1800s, railroads have been an integral part of America’s transportation system. Rail cars and locomotives are instrumental in keeping our country running smoothly by moving freight all over the country. One way that these vehicles maintain their reliability for both safety purposes, as well as economic reasons, is through maintaining proper track conditions; but what does it take to make sure nothing goes wrong? Railway maintenance companies are crucial in the modern era to ensure that your railyard is running without any unsafe or outdated technology.
It is crucial to make sure that you do not let these inspections fall through the cracks! The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration submitted to the Federal Register a final rule allowing railroads to use ultrasonic inspection technology, with the help of global positioning system (GPS) technology, to employ continuous rail testing. These updated regulations are expected to improve safety by making it easier for railroads to test rail more frequently and to identify and repair internal rail flaws before conditions degrade safety.
The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration submitted to the Federal Register a final rule allowing railroads to use ultrasonic inspection technology, with GPS technology for continuous monitoring and testing on railroad tracks. The new safety rules are expected to improve by making it easier for railway companies in America while still maintaining their high levels of integrity when looking after trains to prevent possible derailment and crashes. However, it is crucial to enlist experts when it comes to rail safety, so make sure you call your local railway maintenance company for keeping up to date with rail inspections.
At TRAC, our Inspectors are responsible to make sure all companies follow federal regulations which protect workers on tracks from injuries caused by lack of experience or equipment failure, so its important work that needs attention at every turn.
Railroad maintenance is an important factor in the safety of rail traffic. While it may seem that once a year should be plenty, there are some problems that are only detected when rails are tested more frequently. Learn why our railroad maintenance company has everything you need to keep business running safely and efficiently.
Contact your local TRAC office by visiting our website at www.railroadtracusa.com or call us at 717.920.TRAC today! We are here to help you schedule your rail inspections in order to keep your railyard running smoothly.