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Rail Fuel Management


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In this exclusive webcast, you'll learn fuel management strategies that incorporate, technology and staff education to conserve fuel while optimizing railroad operations.

Join Jeremy Robinson for an exploration of Iowa Northern Railway's work with hotstarts, smartstarts and idle reduction processes — the railway's main technologies designed to deal with rising fuel costs. In addition, learn about the plans underway for an Iowa Northern education program aimed at making crew members more aware of the effects of their train handling, and how the use of GPS is being used to track fuel performance by engineer for improved fuel efficiency.


In this webcast, you will...


  • Learn about the role of technology in combating rising fuel costs
  • Review Iowa Northern's goal of educating its crews regarding the effects of train handling
  • Analyze the impact of tracking fuel performance for increased efficiency
  • Discuss potential ways to incentivize crews to be more fuel conscious


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