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AAR reports mixed carload and intermodal volumes for August 2012

Posted 09/07 · 09:42 AM · LM Editorial
August carloads—at 1,461,680—were down 1.4 percent annually. Intermodal—at 1,230,992 trailers and containers—was up 4.3 percent.
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Rail volumes are again mixed for week ending August 25, says AAR

Posted 08/31 · 02:12 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 297,042—was down 0.8 percent annually, and intermodal volumes—at 248,364 trailer and containers were up 5.2 percent annually.

AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending August 18

Posted 08/24 · 09:41 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 293,916—was down 2.1 percent annually, and intermodal volumes—at 247,224 trailers and containers—were up 3.6 percent.

FRA report to Congress outlines myriad challenges in implementing Positive Train Control

Posted 08/21 · 09:48 AM · LM Editorial
A report submitted to Congress by the Federal Railroad Administration earlier this month stated that there are still many obstacles to implementing Positive Train Control systems for U.S. railroads.

Rail volumes are up for week ending August 4, says AAR

Posted 08/10 · 12:16 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 228,229—was up 0.4 percent annually, and intermodal volumes—at 243,261 trailers and containers—were up 3.3 percent.

Second quarter intermodal volumes are on the right track, says IANA

Posted 08/07 · 01:09 PM · LM Editorial
Second quarter intermodal loadings—at 3,716,321—were up 5.2 percent annually and IANA officials said it marks the best quarterly result in a year, with the annual growth rate topping the first quarter’s 2.9 percent gain.

AAR reports mixed volumes for July 2012

Posted 08/03 · 08:59 AM · LM Editorial
July carloads—at 1,103,733—were down 7,787 carloads or 0.7 percent annually, and intermodal—at 946,071 trailers and containers—was up 50,431 units or 5.6 percent compared to July 2011.

29th Annual Quest for Quality Awards: Rail/Intermodal’s service stays on track

Posted 08/01 · 10:44 PM · LM Editorial
Not even the great recession could slow down progress on the nation’s rails. In fact, over the past four years, rail and intermodal service provider Quest for Quality scores have steadily improved as more shippers put this time-tested mode to work to cut costs and mitigate capacity issues on the road.

AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending July 21

Posted 07/27 · 08:58 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 286,254—was down 1.9 percent annually, and intermodal volumes—at 246,475 trailers and containers—were up 6.2 percent compared to the same week last year.

Surface Transportation Board focused on helping rail shippers get rate relief through two proposals

Posted 07/26 · 12:50 PM · LM Editorial
In an effort to “further protect shippers from unreasonable rail rates,” the United States Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) said this week it is rolling out two initiatives to help them on this front.

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