Freight Services, Inc., Rail Services, Inc.’s parent company, was incorporated on September first, 1986, in Eugene, Oregon. The company was formed with the vision of a platform to assist smaller shippers to take advantage of railroad deregulation.
From the one client in 1986, the logistics services grew with computer-based, cutting edge, fleet management programs, along with support services that addressed improving railroad economics by designing efficient terminals and restructuring shipping patterns. These, in turn, were used to negotiate lower shipping rates for clients.
In 1988, we formed a relationship with a large insurance carrier to support underwriting small railroads. Initially, this was only for loss control inspections, but in 1990, the need for a stronger claims management brought Freight Services in to the claims investigation process. Rail Services, Inc. was formed in 1990 to separate the claims work from Freight Services’ other activities, such as the logistics.
In April 2018, Bill Anderson sold Rail Services, Inc. to Transportation Risk Management Co. and the name of the company became Rail Services.
Rail Services is an independent consulting company, providing services in the areas of investigating and mitigating rail accidents. Rail Services has continued to increase their business through new relationships, primarily with railroad, trucking and agribusiness insurance carriers to investigate accidents and mitigate liability and property claims.