Savage Enhances Rail Yard Safety with Innovative Digital Training
PS Technology (PST) is pleased to announce that global transportation and logistics provider Savage will use 3D simulation training designed by PST specifically for Savage rail yard and industrial switching operations. PST worked closely with Savage’s yard and training teams to develop a fully customized training package that utilized Savage’s yard configurations, rules, and operating practices to shape the curriculum and that lets the Savage team further extend the abilities of their locomotive simulators.
Armando Tirado, Vice President & Industrial Rail Unit Leader for Savage explains, “As a critical logistics partner, we’re focused on the safety of our Team Members and how working safely benefits our customers. Savage is investing to be on the leading edge of training and safety in the rail industry. The vast majority of rail simulation technology in the marketplace is geared towards work on mainline track which doesn’t address where most incidents occur. Working with PST, we’re able to bridge that gap and further extend our locomotive simulation training, improving safety and increasing the ROI on our technology investment.”
PST and Savage previously worked together to enhance Savage’s training abilities with locomotive simulation. Savage recently added two full-size locomotive simulators plus a Remote Control Operator (RCO) simulation unit that allows conductors to digitally control locomotives in rail yards from outside the cab.
“Rail yard operations can present unique challenges because of their ever-changing nature,” says Tirado. “This new training, customized to our yards, helps us practice communications and procedures to mitigate safety risks. It also ensures all of our team members are trained to the same standards.”
“We are extremely pleased to be working with such a well-respected leader in the logistics arena,” says PST President Seenu Chundru. “Savage recognizes the benefit of implementing cutting-edge digital training and is moving forward to capture more benefits with these updates. Although improved safety has always been the goal of our simulation development, it’s really gratifying to know for a fact that we’re making a big difference for our customers too.”