TRRA: Switching Up Crew Management

TRRA, Railway Age’s 2020 Short Line of the Year, will now use CrewPro software to handle crew scheduling and hours-of-service (HOS) requirements. (William Beecher photo)

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor for railwayage.com

TRRA, Railway Age’s 2020 Short Line of the Year, will now use CrewPro software to handle crew scheduling and hours-of-service (HOS) requirements. (William Beecher photo)

The Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA) has selected a cloud-based crew management system from PS Technology (PST).

Terminal and switching facility operator TRRA, Railway Age’s 2020 Short Line of the Year, will now use CrewPro software to handle crew scheduling and hours-of-service (HOS) requirements. It will provide “a single point for worker information and record-keeping,” according to PST. Workers may check their status at any time using a mobile device.

“We found the PST solution to be the most complete and functional system available for our needs,” said President Ron Tindall, who took over TRRA leadership last spring. “And, important for us, this real-time tool will help streamline and improve our operations very quickly.”

TRRA owns and operates the Merchants Bridge; the MacArthur Bridge; a rail switching facility in Madison, Ill.; and several key railroad routes in St. Louis, Mo., and Madison and St. Clair counties in Illinois.

“TRRA immediately saw the benefits and implications of using a cloud-based, modern crew management system, and we are gratified they recognized the ease and nuances our solution brings to railroads,” said PST president Seenu Chundru, who recently participated in a Rail Group On Air Podcast with Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono. “We are railroaders, designing for the rail industry and take great pride in that.”

Updated: April 12, 2021 — 2:00 PM

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