In 2020, GATX enters its 27th year of offering our TankTrainer™ program to customers, railroads, and first responders. TankTrainer™ is a hands-on training program that is part of our ongoing commitment to attaining the highest levels of safety, quality, and environmentally responsible performance. “Safety has always been core to GATX and having a first-class training program is just a piece of the overall best-in-class service we aim to provide,” said Robert Zmudka, SVP and Chief Commercial Officer.
The TankTrainer™ is a 33,500-gallon tank car outfitted with a variety of fittings, coatings, and configurations allowing trainees to access the interior and top of the tank car for a hands-on learning experience. Since its inception in 1993, we have offered 310 mobile training events at customer sites or at our shops, providing a one-of-a-kind learning experience to more than 18,000 customers, railroad personnel and emergency responders..