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By Jeff Berman · October 9, 2015
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.
By LM Staff · September 18, 2015
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.
By LM Staff · September 11, 2015
Carloads were off 0.4 percent annually at 287,339, and intermodal containers and trailers were up 17 percent compared to the same week last year at 279,867.
By Jeff Berman · September 8, 2015
While railroads and other industry-related entities have made it clear that the Congressionally-mandated December 31, 2015 deadline for Unites States freight and passenger railroads to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) is unlikely to be met on time, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said today that chances of it happening are bleak.
By LM Staff · August 13, 2015
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.
By Jeff Berman · August 7, 2015
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.
By LM Staff · July 31, 2015
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.
By LM Staff · July 24, 2015
Carloads dropped 7.3 percent annually to 277,331, and intermodal rose 2.3 percent to 273,850.
By LM Staff · July 17, 2015
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.
By LM Staff · July 10, 2015
U.S. carloads were down 7.1 percent annually at 251,269, and intermodal was up 12.3 percent at 255,015 containers and trailers.
By Jeff Berman · July 2, 2015
AAR reported that June intermodal volume–at 1,117,149 containers and trailers–was up 3.7 percent, or 39,797 units, annually, which now stands as the highest-volume rail intermodal month ever recorded, according to AAR data.
By LM Staff · June 26, 2015
U.S. carloads saw a 6.1 percent annual decline at 273,932, and intermodal was up 1.6 percent annually at 276,907 containers and trailers.
By LM Staff · June 12, 2015
U.S. carloads were down 8.1 percent annually at 268,722, and intermodal volume was up 4.3 percent annually at 281,315 containers and trailers
By Jeff Berman · June 10, 2015
A report issued today by the National Research Council’s Transportation Research Board (TRB) takes the freight railroad sector to task, stating that current federal railroad regulations have not “kept pace with the industry’s transformation” and need to be replaced with a system that better matches what is needed today.
By Jeff Berman · June 4, 2015
May carloads-at 1,074,285-were down 9.4 percent–or 111,539 carloads–annually, and intermodal volume for the month–at 1,085,968 trailers and containers–saw a 3.8 percent–or 40,057 units–annual gain.

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