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12/8/2004    Freight News

Rail News: Mechanical

Railinc implements Phase I redesign of AAR car repair billing system

On Dec. 7, Railinc announced it implemented the Phase I redesign of the Association of American Railroads’ car repair billing (CRB) system, which supports the monthly exchange of information to process payables and receivables.

Now, rail-car repair billing users can access the system via the Internet to price and enter rail-car repairs, and create invoices, according to a prepared statement. Users also can participate in the CRB Data Exchange, a monthly exchange of repair bills Railinc maintains for AAR.

The new CRB system includes an Internet-enabled billing repair card, which enables small repair shops and short lines to report repairs, automatically price those repairs against the AAR Price Master and send the repair data directly into Railinc’s data exchange.

"By enabling CRB Billing Repair Card to be accessed over the Internet, repair shops and short lines will be able to accurately price their repairs and create invoices," said Rick Hobb, Railinc’s director, business systems. "Car owners benefit from an improved AAR Price Master, more accurate price matrices and data exchanges which help eliminate paper invoices."

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