It's the data that really counts

Bourque Logistics provides electronic connectivity between you and your suppliers, customers, and carriers, with the exchange of vital transportation data sets.

Data Services Include:

All Bourque Logistics data transaction processes are replicated at its redundant data facility to assure continuity of collection and delivery should its primary data center experience an outage. BL network staff monitor the data transmissions to assure a smooth, uninterrupted flow.

Data invoicing to our customers is based on a standard, per record basis without additional fees for fleet updates, file transfer, or other unrelated charges. Our billing method provides simplicity so the calculation of monthly bills is not a mystery and can be easily audited by record count.

CLMs

Serving as a single source of data collection, Bourque Logistics gathers car location messages (CLM) from all reporting railroads to update rail shipments in RAILTRAC®.

CLM Transactions Supported

This simplifies the process for you and provides reliable, real-time information. CLM are available from all Class I carriers and over 250 Shortline railroads.

  • Fleet – basic fleet reporting with fleet update capabilities linked to RAILTRAC® for adding and removing railcars from fleet services.
  • CLR – CLM request for free-runner moves used for non-fleet shipments of customers or railroad owned equipment.
  • CLT – temporary fleet additions for third-party or non-shipper supplier moves.
  • CLM Rewind – collection of recent CLM back to the last shipment should CLM feeds be cut.
  • Waybill Collection – collection of CLM based on waybill supplier or consignee.

Bills of Lading

Bourque Logistics provides EDI transmissions directly to Class I and Short Line rail carriers. Our technology supports bills of lading (BOL) creation, conversion, and transmission as 404 and 810 formats. All BOL creation and translation programs conform to all U.S. and Canadian HAZMAT requirements.

BOLs of all types can be transmitted including:

  • Revenue
  • Empty Billing
  • Empty or Loaded Switch
  • Unit Train
  • Furtherance of Transit
  • Store In Transit
  • Stop Off in Transit
  • Railroad Company Business
  • Shop Move

All BOL 404s transmitted are verified via return 997 and 824 acknowledgements. BOLs unacknowledged are flagged immediately so action can be taken. BOLs can be created manually via eBILL® or from shipment or order feeds from ERP systems such as SAP, JDE, or other order/shipment software.

In addition, selected BOL data sets can be transmitted to consignees, as well as customs brokers for cross border movements.

Freight Invoices

Electronic invoices are used for match-pay processing in the TRANSPay® freight payment module or can be translated to custom file structures for a shipper’s internal freight payment system.

 

Bourque Logistics can collect freight invoices from railroads (410s)

Bourque Logistics can collect freight invoices from motor carriers (210s)

Railcar Repairs

Bourque Logistics can collect your railcar repair records from both shops and the railroads. We support both AAR standards for billing repair cards (BRCs). We collect BRCs for repair estimates, as well as the final invoicing.

This system is able to:

  • Evaluate the validity and price of the repair quote via the AAR Price Master or negotiated shop rates.
  • Easily access repair history of an individual railcar by shop, repair type, leasing party, or contract.
  • Approve or disapprove repair at the BRC line item level.
  • Automatically notify the shop of approval/disapproval.
  • Receive supplemental BRC records for re-quotes.
  • Automatically input and validate BRC invoices against BRC estimate approval.

As part of a seamless start up of services, BL provides all consulting and coordination with shops to schedule startup and testing of BRC transmissions.

Mileage Credits

Bourque Logistics collects AAR and leasing company mileage credit files for those shippers who require mileage audits. Files are downloaded monthly, then converted, validated, and transmitted to RAILAcct®.

Mileage Services

As part of a seamless start up of services, Bourque Logistics provides all consulting and coordination with the AAR and leasing companies to schedule startup and testing of mileage credit transmissions.

Bourque Logistics offers mileage credit audit services and claims filing services executed on a monthly basis, so you can get your credit more quickly.

CONTACT US

1610 Woodstead Court Suite 220
The Woodlands, TX 77380

PHONE: 1-281-362-1513