Comprehensive coverage of rail freight/intermodal transportation management including logistics, shippers, carriers, shipping rates, tariffs, costs and rail loads and volumes.

Class I railroads are on track to spend $13 billion in 2012 capital expenditures, says AAR

Posted 01/30 · 10:09 AM · LM Editorial
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) said today that the seven North America-based Class I freight railroads are on track to invest a record $13 billion in capital expenditures for 2012, with the capital going towards expanding, upgrading, and enhancing the U.S. freight rail network.
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AAR reports solid carload and intermodal volumes for week ending January 21

Posted 01/27 · 11:15 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 287,734—was up 1.6 percent compared to last year but behind the week ending January 14 at 298,560.
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AAR reports rail volumes are up for week ending January 14

Posted 01/20 · 09:51 AM · LM Editorial
Following a sluggish first week of 2012, rail volumes for the week ending January 14 showed solid growth, according to data from the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
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AAR says 2011 volumes show gains compared to 2010

Posted 01/09 · 01:05 PM · LM Editorial
Railroad and intermodal volumes continued to move in the right direction in 2011, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

Three more railroad unions reach labor deals

Posted 01/09 · 11:09 AM · LM Editorial
The once tenuous situation regarding a potential railroad strike received more good news last week, when the National Railway Labor Conference said that three more railroad unions have ratified new contracts with the Class Is.
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December Cass Index report shows signs of improvement but points to slow Q4 growth overall

Posted 01/06 · 10:59 AM · LM Editorial
Following two straight months of declining freight shipments and expenditures, the December 2011 edition of the Cass Freight Index inched closer to positive territory.

2012 Rate Outlook: Flat…for now

Posted 01/01 · 05:44 PM · LM Editorial
While analysts say rates across the board are forecast to be fairly level compared to what shippers have seen over the past two years, they add that there are a number of unanswered economic and regulatory questions that could greatly affect rates if suddenly resolved.

Viewpoint: Too many wildcards

Posted 01/01 · 10:24 AM · LM Editorial
Our January issue features one of our most anticipated reports, Logistics Management’s Annual Rate Outlook. Not only has it traditionally been one of our best-read reports—second online only to our Annual Salary Survey—but over the past seven years the related webcast has attracted thousands of shippers looking for insight into what the coming year may hold in terms of rates and capacity.

Railroad shipping: AAR reports volumes are up for week ending December 10

Posted 12/16 · 09:10 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 297,400—was up 3.7 percent annually.

November rail and intermodal volumes show annual gains, says AAR

Posted 12/09 · 01:29 PM · LM Editorial
November carloads—at 1,476,635—were up 2.3 percent annually, marking the largest annual gain since last March.
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