Rail Freight

By Jeff Berman · March 28, 2013
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported in February that U.S. Class I railroads originated a record 233,811 carloads of crude oil in 2012, representing a 256 percent gain (not a typo) from the 65,751 carloads of crude oil originated in 2011.
By Jeff Berman · March 1, 2013
Carload volume—at 278,059—was down 1.2 percent annually, and intermodal volume—at 238,083 containers and trailers—was up 11 percent.
By LM Staff · February 8, 2013
January carloads—at 1,339,604—were down 6.3 percent annually. Intermodal—at 1,168,630 trailers and containers—was up 5.3 percent compared to January 2012.
By Jeff Berman · February 5, 2013
Class I railroad carrier Canadian Pacific (CP) said this week that Keith Creel has been named president and COO, effective today. Creel joins CP from Canadian National Railway Company (CN), where he served as vice president and chief operating officer.
By Jeff Berman · January 11, 2013
Carload volume—at 241,682—was down 12.1 percent annually, Intermodal volumes—at 178,317 trailers and containers—were down 8 percent.
By Jeff Berman · January 7, 2013
2012 carload volume at 14,682,219 was down 3.1 percent compared to 2011’s 15,155,992, and intermodal volume at 12,267,336 trailers and containers was up 3.2 percent compared to 2011’s 11,892,431
By Jeff Berman · December 17, 2012
Heads of NITL and AAR discuss differences over railroad switching at RailTrends conference.
By Jeff Berman · December 14, 2012
In an effort to have closer proximity to one of the biggest technology regions of the United States, Class I railroad carrier Union Pacific said this week that it has opened up an Austin, Texas-based information technology center.
By LM Staff · December 14, 2012
Carload volume—at 292,206—was down 1.6 percent annually, and intermodal—at 240,098 trailers and containers—were down 0.3 percent.
By Jeff Berman · December 6, 2012
The impact of Hurricane Sandy was apparent in freight shipment and expenditure data in the November edition of the Cass Freight Index report released by Cass Information Systems earlier today.
By LM Staff · November 30, 2012
Carload volume—at 252,931—was down 4.6 percent annually, and intermodal volumes—at 194,538 trailers and containers—were up 1.9 percent annually.
By Jeff Berman · November 26, 2012
Carload volume—at 288,717—was down 4.3 percent annually, and intermodal—at 249,115 trailers and containers—were up 2.4 percent compared to the same period last year.
By LM Staff · November 16, 2012
Carload volume—at 283,414—was down 5.4 percent annually, and intermodal at 249,531 trailers and containers—were up 1.9 percent.
By Jeff Berman · November 5, 2012
The Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) last week announced it is requesting the disclosure of additional information in regards to a new rule regarding interchange commitments underlying a lease or rail-line sale filed with the STB, also known as paper barriers.
By LM Staff · November 2, 2012
Carload volume—at 287,104—was down 7 percent annually, and intermodal volumes—at 253,186 trailers and containers—were up 3.9 percent.

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