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ZTR’s telematics to be used in GATX’s freight cars in North America

24 January 2024
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Scheme of PIVOT sensor placement
Scheme of PIVOT sensor placement. Source: ZTR
Krechetov Dmitry, Editorial Contributor
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Savenkova Ekaterina, Editorial Contributor to International Projects of ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

USA: The rail technology company and the leasing company have signed a strategic agreement to install ZTR’s railcar remote monitoring solution, PIVOT, on GATX’s North American fleet.

The solution has sensors to track GPS location, load and unload status, open and close status of doors and hatches, hand brake position, impact detection, and a gateway to transmit real-time car status information.

PIVOT will be integrated with the RailPulse telematics platform, which is claimed to enable operators and shippers to reduce costs through optimised fleet utilisation. It is not specified which part of GATX’s 115,000 cars will be equipped with PIVOT telematics.

As part of the RailPulse joint venture, GATX is working with railcar manufacturers TrinityRail and Greenbrier and operators Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific, Genesee & Wyoming, and Watco, to bring its telematics system to the market. Sensors from ZTR, Nexxiot, and Hitachi Rail are being tested for selection into the system.

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