Transforming Rail Logistics
Supply Chain Experts + Technology = Goodbye To The Black Box of Rail Rates
About Us

Tratics is a cloud-based supply chain management platform built for companies that ship primarily by rail. We are a team of railroaders, supply chain experts and technology specialists. Through Tratics, industrial shippers can manage their supply chain on their terms.

Rail rates have long been tightly controlled secrets, so the railroads can have market dominance. It often takes days to get a quote from the railroad, so you have to make freight rate assumptions so you can make a sale.

We believe in transparency. So we are taking rail logistics in a new direction by providing you with the pricing transparency so you can say goodbye to the black box of rail freight shipping.

Our Team
We are a rail logistics company of top rail logistics experts and technologists who came together to create the changes needed to bring rail logistics into the 21st century. Since Tratics was founded in 2018, we have built a technology platform based on our own experience and the feedback of hundreds of rail shippers. Tratics makes rail rates more transparent so companies can ship on their terms.
Advisory Board
Dan Elliott
Dan is the Founding Partner of the law firm Daniel Elliott PLLC. Previously, he was the presidentially appointed Chairman of the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB), an independent economic regulator of the freight railroad industry, from 2009-17. As Chairman, he led the agency to five consecutive Federal Government awards in the Best Places to Work category. He transitioned to private practice as his second term was slated to expire in 2018. Dan is a recognized authority in railroad economic regulatory matters handled before the STB, in Congress and through the courts. He brings unique insight to these types of issues as he understands both how the STB functions internally, and how a decision maker in such a regulatory role thinks. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. and the Ohio State College of Law with a J.D.

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Dennis Wilmot
Dennis is president, CEO and owner of Iron Horse Logistics Group, a company that provides comprehensive solutions to rail and barge shippers. His rail career began in August 1974 with the Newburgh & South Shore RR in Cleveland, OH. After eleven years working for Railroads, Dennis spent the next sixteen years of his career leading transportation departments at several private corporations. Dennis is president of the North East Association of Rail Shippers and has served on boards and committees for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and National Industrial Transportation League. Dennis holds a business degree from the former Dyke College in Cleveland and certificates from the College of Advance Traffic and the Association of Ship Brokers & Agents.

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Scott Gilman
Scott is a Senior Vice President at First Chatham Bank and has over 30 years’ experience in Commercial Finance and Banking. He specializes in Small Business loans, where he has continuously been recognized as one of the top producers at all the financing institutions where he has worked. He provides independence, objectivity and integrity to the banking process. Scott holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Old Dominion University.

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Cliff Grunstra
Cliff is the Chief Marketing Officer for the Delmarva Central Railroad (DCR). He started his railroad career in 2010 at Norfolk Southern Railroad (NS) in their Market Research and Economics group before moving into the Sales and Marketing department, where he was instrumental in growing the frac sand and related energy commodities business. Cliff is a strategic thinker, with an engaging creative and innovative mentality, which he has leveraged to grow the Carload Express franchise. He holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Virginia Tech.

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Alvis Matlija
Alvis is the Co-Founder of MyJupiter Inc, a platform helping hotels convert and retain customers at higher paying rates. He is an accomplished product leader and manager with experience in a variety of enterprise and consumer products technologies. He has held positions at Blackberry, Nokia and Sun Microsystems, among others. Alvis holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School.

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