Autobill, a computer program, is a subsystem of Missouri Pacific's Transportation Control System designed to automate the production of waybills/freight bills. The system utilizes a cathode ray tube as an input device which allows the preparation process to be semi-conversational until the bill is completely error free. The system also capitalizes on the fact that much of the information about a shipment is repetitive each time a shipper releases a car. This repetitive information, such as the shippers name, location, commodity shipped, applicable rates, consignee, destination data is permanently maintained in a central computer data base available instantly for preparing waybills for each succeeding shipment. Once a bill has been entered it will be maintained along with all other bills entered at a station until it is complete from an operational and revenue standpoint. The actual printing of bills (from and to any point on the railroad) is accomplished on a demand basis and the type of print reflects its level of completeness. For example, a weight-and-charges-to-follow waybill will be printed if the operation (movement) data is complete, but not the revenue data.
- Direct requests to either Warren A. Dohack, Systems Consultant, or Ronald A. Wehmeyer, Project Manager, MoPac Railroad.
Missouri Pacific Railroad CompanyMissouri Pacific Building, 210 North 13th Street
St Louis, MO USA 63103
- Publication Date: 0
- TRT Terms: Accounting; Billing; Computer programs; Freight bills; Rates; Revenues; Waybills
- Old TRIS Terms: Freight charges
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Finance; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00131775
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Missouri Pacific Railroad Company
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM