The 4 Things Every Terminal Manager Should Track

The 4 Things Every Terminal Manager Should Track

This is an article designed to help guide terminal managers in the right direction when it comes to managing and maintaining a safe and productive yard. The following is a list of four things that every terminal manager should track and why these items are crucial to success.

INSPECTIONS: It’s important to conduct inspections on a regular basis so that you can monitor the condition of your facility. The traditional annual or bi-annual schedule isn’t likely going to provide enough information about track conditions and may not include proactive maintenance such as preparation for winter weather. In order to ensure the best railroad solutions in your yard, it is important to recognize the importance of inspections!

TRAINING: It is pivotal to provide training for all employees to ensure railroad solutions and
successes are being met!

How up-to-date are your crew’s certifications and training? Is training just an annual exercise? Do you even require your employees to complete regular training? The importance of providing regular, effective, and current employee education cannot be understated. It is imperative that every business understands what they should do when faced with an emergency situation so as not to jeopardize their operation or liability protection in court because someone didn’t know how best to handle it properly on-site.

MAINTENANCE: Are you ready for the unexpected? Risk is a part of the job on any railyard, and as such it’s not uncommon to face some challenges. The difference is being proactive about your rail maintenance versus reactive. The best way to stop rail injuries, derailment, and harm are to maintain hidden infrastructure risks, which are the biggest source of derailments.

SWITCHING: When it comes to productivity, outsourcing can be a big time-saver. Letting an outside company handle all of your railroad solutions will save you valuable time and energy! You can’t afford to let Precision Railing erode your railyard any longer. Why not let the professionals take care of it, and take the risk out of the situation!

TRAC is committed to safety and we’ve got the expertise for you. With 20 years of experience, TRAC can help create programs that meet your unique needs so all employees feel safe on every project. If it’s time-sensitive or just good advice – call us at RailroadTRAC today!