The services offered by BOLDS & Associates, LLC are the following programs, work processes, specifications, etc.

The products of the Company are:

Quality Assurance Program (QAP) for loading/unloading racks.
Programs for compliance with the provisions of 49 CFR 179.7 and AAR Circular Letters for Registration with the AAR for Class F and G tank car facilities. We will develop a QAP for the customerís loading/unloading facilities, train the personnel in compliance with the program, and Register the facility with the AAR.
Tank Car Securement Programs and Securement Work Processes.
Develop a Securement Program from two perspectives, first from an equipment viewpoint and make recommendations on equipment improvements and second from a procedures viewpoint and develop securement Work Processes to ensure tank cars are properly secured when offered for transportation to meet the provisions of 49 CFR 172.31(d) - Examination before shipping.
Specifications for New Built Tank Cars for lease or purchase.
Develop specifications to meet product specific requirements, to meet AAR requirements and FRA Regulations for tank car sizes up to and including 286,000 lb Gross Rail Load.
Specifications for Existing Tank Cars for lease or purchase.
Develop specifications to meet product specific requirements, to
meet AAR requirements and FRA Regulations for tank cars and
evaluate candidate tank cars specifications from leasors.

The Services offered by the Company are:

Rail car nomenclature and Maintenance Training
Project Management for the Acquisition of New Built Tank Cars
Project Management for the Acquisition of Existing Tank Cars to be leased.
Trouble shooting of mechanical or procedural deficiencies.
Leak Incident Investigation
Maintenance Procedures
Retrofit/Modification Procedures
Securement Procedures
Non-Accident Release (NAR) Investigations and NAR Reduction Programs
Advocacy before the Federal Railroad Administration
FRA Regulation Interpretation and specific application
Programs for Equipment Regulation Compliance
Advocacy before the AARís Tank Car Committee.
AAR Standards Interpretation and specific application
Preparation and Management of Applications for Exemptions to Federal Regulations
Development of Best Practices
Third Party parts and equipment recommendation
Thermal Protection modeling
Determination of tank cars for 286,000 lb. Gross Rail Load service

     

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