Reducing Locomotive Idling, and Emissions through AESS Systems

An AESS will be a big step towards reaching your decarbonization and fuel reduction goals!

Join us for an insightful webinar where we unravel the transformative impact of Automatic Engine Stop-Start (AESS) systems on the rail industry. Discover how AESS, particularly SmartStart, is revolutionizing locomotive operations by minimizing idling, optimizing fuel consumption, and significantly reducing emissions. The webinar discusses our whitepaper on AESS and aims to comprehensively explore the following aspects:


Join us at ASLRRA 2024. 

This event encompasses an Annual Meeting, Educational Breakout Tracks and an Exhibit Hall with more than 22 industry suppliers. We will be there, come visit us at our booth 311-410.

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GATX Selects ZTR’s PIVOT™ Railcar Monitoring Solution

ZTR-GATX Agreement for PIVOT Installation

ZTR, a leading rail technology company announced the signing of a strategic agreement with GATX Corporation, a global leader in railcar leasing, to install ZTR’s advanced and newly available railcar remote monitoring solution, PIVOT™, on railcars in GATX’s North American railcar fleet that will be equipped with telematics solutions.  This partnership underscores the commitment of both companies to provide innovative solutions that enhance the railcar leasing experience.

The Future of Hybrid-Electric Locomotives

UP Mother Slug Locomotive

Union Pacific Railroad and ZTR Control Systems (“ZTR”), a green technology company and leader in locomotive control systems, today announced a partnership to build hybrid-electric locomotives.

Boosting Efficiency and Cutting Costs

Fuel consumption is a critical concern in the rail industry, accounting for a substantial portion of operational costs. Locomotives have a significant appetite for fuel, with consumption rates ranging from 4-5 gallons per hour while idling to nearly 200 gallons per hour for larger locomotive engine sizes at higher-notch settings. A rough diesel price of $4 per gallon can cost a locomotive over $800 in fuel per hour of operation.

Railway Interchange 2023

Join us at Railway Interchange 2023, the premier event for the rail industry in North America! Taking place from October 1-4, 2023 in Indianapolis, IN, this exhibition and educational conference will bring together a diverse range of companies and organizations from all sectors of the rail industry.


The starting process requires a robust and efficient energy source when powering locomotives. Traditional batteries have long been used for this purpose, but supercapacitors have emerged as a game-changing technology in recent years.