The DDCT test system gives users a chance to explore the new system’s functionality and to practice critical tasks without being penalized for making mistakes. It uses dummy data that does not represent any actual or active rail conditions. The test system requires users to have test system access credentials so they can practice DDCT-related tasks. DDCT users needing help accessing the DDCT test system or setting up their accounts should contact Railinc customer support.
Railinc has also developed the first two training demos to help railroads, equipment owners and repair shops learn how to use the new DDCT system. The initial two demos cover Rules 1 and 95. Demos covering Rules 107 and 108 will become available soon. All DDCT training demos will be available on-demand, free of charge on the Railinc DDCT website.
For more information about the Railinc DDCT system including training opportunities, webinars and related rail industry events, visit www.railinc.com/ddct or contact the Railinc Customer Support Center at 877-724-5462 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DDCT system is a centralized, Web-based application that replaces paper defect cards and eliminates the need for defect card brackets by automating the manual process for identifying and tracking damaged and defective rail cars. Rail industry interchange and car hire rules require all carriers, car owners and repair shops to use the DDCT system. Railinc is building the new industry system, which is on-track for deployment in January, 2011.