Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!

Carload and intermodal volumes are up for week ending July 5, reports AAR

By Staff
July 11, 2014

Carload and intermodal volumes continue to show growth, based on data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

For the week ending July 5, carload volumes were up 9.4 percent annually at 270,731 carloads. This was behind the weeks ending June 28 and June 21, which reached 298,457 and 291,142, respectively. Traffic for the week ending July 5 was likely impacted by the July 4 holiday. 

The AAR reported that weekly intermodal volume was up 10.5 percent at 227,097 containers and trailers, which was less than the 264,766 recorded during the week ending June 28 and 272,553 from the week ending June 21.

Each of the ten carload commodities tracked by the AAR were up annually for the week ending July 5. Motor vehicles and parts were up 53.7 percent, and grain was up 21.7 percent. 

For the first 27 weeks of 2014, carloads are up 3.4 percent annually at 7,719,025 and intermodal is up 6.1 percent at 6,869,537 trailers and containers.

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!

Recent Entries

Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in October at 135.7 (2000=100) was up 1.9 percent compared to September’s 133.1, and the ATA’s not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by fleets before any seasonal adjustment was 139.8 in October, which was 0.9 percent ahead of September.

The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline fell 3.7 cents to $2.445 per gallon, according to data issued today by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). This marks the lowest weekly price for diesel since June 1, 2009, when it was at $2.352 per gallon.

In its report, entitled “Grey is the new Black,” JLL takes a close look at supply chain-related trends that can influence retailers’ approaches to Black Friday.

This year, it's all about the digital supply network. In this virtual conference, we will define the challenges currently facing supply chain organizations and offer solutions designed to transform linear operations into dynamic, automated networks that offer seamless communication, visibility, and the ability to respond and optimize processes at any given time.

In his opening comments assessing the economy at last week’s RailTrends conference hosted by Progressive Railroading magazine and independent railroad analyst Tony Hatch, FTR Senior analyst Larry Gross said the economy continues to slog ahead at a relatively tepid pace, coupled with some volatility in terms of overall GDP growth. And amid that slogging, Gross said there is currently an economic hand-off occurring between the industrial sector and the consumer sector.

Article Topics

News · All topics


Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

© Copyright 2015 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA