AAR reports carload and intermodal gains for week ending October 26

Carload volume—at 297,455—was up 3.6 percent to the same week last year, and intermodal—at 261,231 trailers and containers—was up 3.2 percent.

By ·

Carload and intermodal volumes were again up for the week ending October 26, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

Carload volume—at 297,455—was up 3.6 percent to the same week last year and ahead of the week of October 19 at 289,256 and the week ending October 12 at 285,372 and the week ending October 5 at 279,128.

Intermodal—at 261,231 trailers and containers—was up 3.2 percent annually and was down compared the week ending October 19 at 264,687, and ahead of the week ending October 12 at 260,839 and below the week ending September 28 at 269,853.

Total weekly traffic for carloads and intermodal units—at 558,686—was up 3.4 percent annually.

Of the ten main commodity groups tracked by the AAR, eight saw annual increases. Petroleum and petroleum products were up 20.1 percent, and grain was up 29.6 percent. Farm and food products, excluding grain, were down 3.9 percent. 

On a year-to-date basis, carloads are down 0.8 percent at 12,091,749, and intermodal is up 3.7 percent at 10,601,101 containers and trailers.


Subscribe to Logistics Management Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Article Topics

All Topics
Latest Whitepaper
Boost your retail performance with an integrated solution
From outbound and inbound route planning to inventory management, and workforce optimization to home delivery planning, your planners need the full picture to make the best decisions.
Download Today!
From the September 2017 Logistics Management Magazine Issue
While Amazon’s recent bid to purchase Whole Foods made mainstream headlines, the e-commerce giant will still need to adhere to time-tested realities. Any way you slice it, the integrated U.S. cold chain requires optimized service from existing ports, 3PLs, cold storage warehousing, transportation providers and high-value vendors.
Improving 3PL Management: Glanbia Adds Muscle to Logistics
Why Retail Supply Chain Transformations Fail - and how to get it right
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
EDITORS' PICKS
26th Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends: Transportation at Digital Speed
While a majority of companies strongly agree that transportation is a strategically important...
34th Annual Quest for Quality Awards: Winners Revealed
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers, and North American ports have crossed the service...

2017 Salary Survey: Fresh Voices Express Optimism
Our “33rd Annual Salary Survey” reflects more diversity entering the logistics management...
LM Exclusive: Major Modes Join E-commerce Mix
While last mile carriers receive much of the attention, the traditional modal heavyweights are in...