TRAFFIC BRIEFS

TRAFFIC BRIEFS

SOFTWARE AUTOMATES

MOVEMENT OF CARGONetcom Inc., Edison, N.J., has introduced a new software package designed for freight consolidators and forwarders.

"Cargo Manager" automates movement of cargo from receipt to customer invoicing, the company said. The package can handle rate quotes, cargo booking, inventory control, automated container stowage, house and line bill of lading processes, container manifest processing and shipment tracking.

Cargo Manager can run on a spectrum of computers ranging from micro- computer s to mainframes, Netcom said in a statement.

CSXT TO SLICE DAY

OFF HOPPER CAR TIME

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - CSX Transportation Inc. plans to slice a free day off the time shippers have to load and unload 100-ton covered hopper cars. CSXT said the move will keep its jumbo hopper fleet moving.

The carrier now gives shippers two days to load and three days to unload hoppers. But come April 1, shippers have just a day to load and two days to unload. After, it's $100 daily demurrage.

CSXT said if each hopper makes just two more trips a year, shippers can load 24,000 more cars a year.

The utilization campaign complements CSXT's acquisition of 2,000 new jumbos and repair of 1,500 others in 1989.

In addition, CSXT launched an incentive program to improve utilization of its jumbo cars by working with receivers in expanding facilities to accept 15- and 65-car blocks of cars.

SUPPLY TECH FORGES

EDI DEAL WITH ADP

NEW YORK - Supply Tech Inc., Southfield Mich., has made ADP Wholesale Distribution Services Division a value-added reseller of its electronic data interchange software.

ADP Wholesale Distribution Services is a unit of American Data Processing Inc., Roseland, N.J.

ADP is a computer software and services company. It specializes in payroll services and automotive dealership services. ADP processes 150 million paychecks a year, and is a leading supplier of computer systems to automobile dealers.

EDI allows companies to do business using strictly standardized electronic messages that are computerized versions of common business documents.

Supply Tech is a leading supplier of EDI software to automobile manufacturers. Its programs run on micro-computers.

CSX TRANSPORT WINS

COPLAY CEMENT AWARD

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A CSX Transportation Inc. spokesman said the company was named the best rail carrier by Coplay Cement Manufacturing Co.'s southern division.

The carrier earned the shipper's "Award for Carrier Excellence."

"CSXT's service exemplifies the superior quality carriers can achieve," said Rick L. Dugan, Coplay's manager, customer service, southern division, in Speed, Ind.

Mr. Dugan said CSXT's award was based on rate levels, delivery times, damage experience, claims processing, customer service and reliability.