No one can predict when a derailment will occur and that is why Hulcher Services Inc. is on call and available for service any time, day or night.
Hulcher has the training, experience and resources to get the mainline cleared and back in service quickly. The nerve center of our response capabilities is our customer service center, which is staffed 24 / 7 / 365 to take your call. We have 35 full service wrecking divisions located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico in order to minimize mobilization time.
Hulcher is bonded and insured in all 50 states; our liability insurance policies expressly delete the usual exclusion for work within 25 or 50 feet of railroads.
Hulcher pioneered railroad contractor derailment services over 40 years ago and we are proud to be the industry leader in customer responsiveness and accurate Estimated Time of Arrivals (ETAs). We guarantee that Hulcher equipment and personnel will be on the road within one hour of your service call. We track all ETAs; Hulcher arrives within 15 minutes of our ETAs 94% of the time, and within 30 minutes 97% of the time.
We are equipped and prepared to deliver a full array of derailment response services. A partial list of our derailment response services includes:.
Our crews are highly trained and certified to work for all Class I railroads, and with over 40 years of rail experience Hulcher can respond to any derailment situation to re-open the tracks, remove any product and clean up the site faster than any company in the industry.
When railcars get derailed in the yard it can significantly hamper the entire railroad operation.
Hulcher Services Inc. maintains specially designed Caterpillar® sidebooms equipped with rubber-padded tracks. The rubber-padded tracks allow the sidebooms to move around the rail yard while minimizing the damage to existing track. We are also equipped to clean up spilled product, lay track panel, provide emegency hazmat response and clean-up and perform environmental remediation as the situation warrants*.
Hulcher maintains divisions in strategically selected locations, including near major rail yards. For this reason we can deploy crews and equipment to respond to rail yard derailments quickly, to clear up the problem and restore the yard to normal operations.
Our crews are railroad contractor professionals, who understand the unique complexities of a rail yard environment. They can work safely and in concert with your rail yard operations to minimize interruptions and get your schedule back on track.
Don't wait until a derailment occurs. Be prepared for the potential for derailment by knowing who to call and what to expect. Contact Hulcher today at 800-637-5471 to speak with one of our customer service representatives about how we can respond to your operation's specific needs.
|Case Study - Emergency Response and Remediation Resolves Major Hazardous Material Spill
Following a major spill, a mass evacuation of the area was ordered as a result of the various materials involved. The customer needed an experienced emergency response / environmental contractor who could clean up the spill and restore the site.
Photos of Mainline Derailment and Rail Yard Derailment Response
Railroad / Mechanical Services Overview
Overview of railroad services and mechanical services provided by Hulcher.
Hulcher pioneered the derailment response contractor industry in 1963 and is today's leading provider for this crucial service.
Load-out and Tie Down Services
Hulcher is trained and equipped to load out and tie down a variety of materials and heavy equipment, including military vehicles, transportation, industrial and agricultural equipment.
Traction Motor Changes / Wheel Changes
Hulcher offers traction motor changes as part of our line of mechanical services for the railroad industry. Other contractors are capable of changing the idler, but Hulcher’s professional railroad crews can replace the traction motor itself.
Locomotive Servicing - Locomotive Service Trucks LST
Locomotive Servicing with the Locomotive Service Truck keeps your engines clean, serviced and on the main line – where they belong.
Pressure Washer Services
The pressure washing service uses the pressure washer to clean grime and dirt from engines, rail cars, grain bins and grain silos and industrial facilities.