The Locomotive Running Total report is designed to supply users with every useful piece of utilization data about every monitored locomotive. Currently, that information can only be obtained by assessing the locomotive, taking a download, and reviewing that download. This service constantly gathers data and sends it to the server each time the locomotive is sampled, meaning the information is very timely. This data is then converted to information that includes actual utilization and average speed. The calculation of actual utilization information for each locomotive enables the user to make key decisions regarding fleet displacement and locomotive purchase agreements.
Perhaps certain corridors have higher utilization than others, and fleets with higher availability can be can be deployed in those areas. Conversely, fleets with lower availability can be redeployed in areas of lower utilization. This service takes locomotive utilization out of the realm of speculation and into the realm of hard data.