Maintenance Services

Repairing a railcar doesn’t have to be a complicated business.  Learn how Greenbrier’s Maintenance Services can help.

About Us

Greenbrier Management Services, and its parent, Greenbrier Companies, provides professional leadership in the design, development, manufacture, maintenance, and repair of all types of railroad rolling stock. As one of North America’s largest car builders, Greenbrier employs well-known and globally respected experts in the transportation field. Our Maintenance Managers have extensive shop and railcar experience, using our proprietary state of the art software. All services and systems are provided by Greenbrier employees to provide extensive reporting and comprehensive oversight for our customers.

GMS is a member of the Railway Supply Institute (“RSI”) and an associate member of the Association of American Railroads (“AAR”). As a member, GMS through the RSI, has a voting seat on the AAR’s Tank Car Committee, and we actively participate in both the executive and subcommittee sessions. GMS also maintains membership in numerous industry committees including the Arbitration and Rules Committee (ARB), Car Repair Billing Committee (CRB), Equipment Assets Committee (EAC), Engineering Equipment Committee (EEC), North American Freight Car Association (NAFCA), Private Car Ownership Committee (PCOC), Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) and more.

Railcar Asset Maintenance Service Offerings:

Owning, operating, leasing, repairing or offering a railcar into transportation is a complicated business, and requires much expertise to insure regulations are met and costs are controlled. Our services are provided for all types of ownership or lease structures, and for cars manufactured by any car builder.

Services include but are not limited to:

  • Maintenance planning and reserving shop space
  • Sending cars to shop and authorizing needed repairs
  • Working closely with mini-shops and mobile units
  • Tracking shop performance
  • Repair shop audits
  • Car inspections
  • Auditing billing repair cards for accuracy and competitive costs
  • Tracking car attributes and maintenance due dates
  • Maintenance underwriting
  • Provide maintenance cost history reporting, analysis and projections
  • Audit and payment of AAR Interchange repair bills
  • Mileage and tax accounting
  • Engineering and regulatory support
  • UMLER, DDCT, Wheel kip readings, and other rail industry alerts

We own and ship cars too, and understand the many rail related decisions that have to be made daily. We work closely with our customers to provide exceptional service, cost control and support.

Integrated Solutions:

Finally, as one of The Greenbrier Companies, GMS is able to bundle products and services from across our organization to provide a comprehensive solution, not just a product. For example, GMS has railcar tracking and reporting software and services, the ability to combine GBW's railcar repair network and Greenbrier Rail Services' wheel supply with our own railcar engineering, regulatory, and management service offerings for a customized and truly integrated solution. As a result, our customers are able to achieve better managed costs and increased uptime for their fleets. We are flexible in our approach, and look forward to working with you to develop the best options for you and your company.

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