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Posted 10/09 · 09:53 AM · LM Editorial
September carloads—at 1,417,750—were down 4.9 percent—or 72,597 carloads— annually, and intermodal—at 1,365,980 trailers and containers—was up 1.2 percent—or 16,272 trailers and containers.
Posted 09/18 · 03:41 AM · LM Editorial
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that rail carload and intermodal volumes for the week ending September 12 were both down on an annual basis. Volumes were impacted by the Labor Day holiday.
Posted 08/13 · 02:30 AM · LM Editorial
Carloads were down 4.4 percent annually at 288,460 and were below the week ending August 1 at 289,657 and ahead of the week ending July 25 at 286,660.
Posted 08/07 · 09:15 AM · LM Editorial
Carloads decreased 6.5 percent––or 95,295 carloads––to 1,376,411 compared to July 2014, and intermodal saw continued gains in July at 1,331,888 containers and trailers, which marked a 3.5 percent––or 45,538 units––increase.
Posted 08/04 · 01:46 PM · LM Editorial
Mexico's growing importance in the continental supply chain is now being recognized by North American transportation groups
Posted 08/01 · 09:56 PM · LM Editorial
As Jeff Berman recently reported in our 2015 Rail/Intermodal Roundtable, the many service performance issues that faced the nation’s rail networks over this past winter and into early spring are clearly on the mend—and that’s great news for shippers heading into the peak season.
Posted 07/31 · 09:59 AM · LM Editorial
Carloads headed down 2.5 percent annually to 286,660, and intermodal containers and trailers remained on a growth path, up 2.3 percent to 270,952.
Posted 07/24 · 09:23 AM · LM Editorial
Carloads dropped 7.3 percent annually to 277,331, and intermodal rose 2.3 percent to 273,850.
Posted 07/17 · 08:27 AM · LM Editorial
U.S. carloads were down 6.6 percent annually at 271,494, and intermodal volume was up 2.4 percent at 262,603 containers and trailers.
Posted 07/16 · 09:19 AM · LM Editorial
For the month of June, the state of truckload and intermodal freight rates was again mixed, according to the most recent edition of the Truckload and Intermodal Cost Indexes from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners.