Comprehensive coverage of rail freight/intermodal transportation management including logistics, shippers, carriers, shipping rates, tariffs, costs and rail loads and volumes.
Posted 06/28 · 10:46 AM · LM Editorial
Weekly carload volume—at 288,224—was up 2.7 percent compared to a year ago, and intermodal—at 252,807 trailers and containers—was up 2.7 percent.
Posted 06/26 · 10:13 AM · LM Editorial
The American Trucking Associations says that truckload volumes will grow 3.2 percent through 2018 and 1.1 percent annually between 2019 and 2024. Less-than-truckload volume should grow 3.5 percent annually through 2018 and by 2.4 percent until 2024.
Posted 06/21 · 09:13 AM · LM Editorial
Weekly carload volume—at 288,879—was up 0.5 percent compared to a year ago, and intermodal—at 254,266 trailers and containers—saw a 1.7 percent annual gain.
Posted 06/14 · 07:49 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 278,249—was down 2.8 percent annually, and intermodal—at 252,641 trailers and containers—was up 2.5 percent annually.
Posted 06/07 · 09:07 AM · LM Editorial
Total U.S. carloads in May—at 1,401,584—were up 0.7 percent annually, marking the first time monthly carloads have been up annually in 16 months
Posted 06/01 · 08:00 PM · LM Editorial
Rail and intermodal continue to improve service and create value for shippers despite an uneven economy engulfed in an atmosphere of political uncertainty. Our panel of top analysts maintains that the railroads are only looking at extending their lead.
Posted 06/01 · 08:00 AM · LM Editorial
Shippers and third party logistics providers (3PLs) need to pay attention to domestic and major trade lane transportation prices now as the U.S. economy tries to find a higher gear.
Posted 05/31 · 05:00 AM · LM Editorial
In comments filed with the Surface Transportation Board this week, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) made its case to nix a proposal from the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) that the AAR said could result in United States Class I railroads losing revenue up to 80 percent of their entire capital budgets.
Posted 05/31 · 01:56 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 281,727—was down 3.3 percent annually, and intermodal—at 248,210 trailers and containers—was up 1.4 percent compared to last year.
Posted 05/24 · 08:44 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 285,679—was up 1.9 percent annually, and intermodal—at 250,159 trailers and containers—was up 3.5 percent