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By Jeff Berman · March 17, 2017
Carloads headed up 4.3 percent annually to 253,664, and intermodal containers and trailers were up 4.5 percent annually at 256,974.
By LM Staff · March 9, 2017
Carloads increased 6.3 percent annually to 262,743, and intermodal containers and trailers were down 2.3 percent annually at 258,864.
By Jeff Berman · March 6, 2017
Carloads were up 6.7 percent, or 65,141, to 1,044,040, and intermodal containers and trailers in February at 1,068,439, rose 1.8 percent, or 19,350 units, compared to February 2016.
By LM Staff · February 24, 2017
Carloads increased 7.6 percent annually to 263,620, and intermodal containers and trailers saw a 6 percent annual increase to 267,503.
By Jeff Berman · February 17, 2017
Carloads headed up 3.9 percent to 253,670, and intermodal containers and trailers rose 1.5 percent annually to 264,761.
By Jeff Berman · February 10, 2017
Carloads were up 11.7 percent at 269,994, and intermodal container and trailers rose 3.3 percent annually to 271,480.
By LM Staff · February 6, 2017
U.S. carload traffic was up 2.9 percent, or 28,341 carloads, annually, and on the intermodal side, U.S. container and trailer movements in January were down 1.8 percent, or 18,553 units.
By Jeff Berman · February 2, 2017
While heading down in recent years, the capital expenditures outlay made by United States freight railroads, specifically Class Is, still remains very impressive. That was made clear in data issued by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) this week, which put the estimated tally for U.S. railroads investment on maintaining and upgrading “the nation’s private rail network” at $22 billion.
By Jeff Berman · January 30, 2017
The rule, entitled “United States Rail Service Issues–Data Collection,” was issued late last year and requires all Class I railroads, as well as the Chicago Transportation Coordination Office, through its Class I members, to report certain service performance metrics to the STB on a weekly, semiannual, and occasional basis.
By LM Staff · January 27, 2017
Carloads jumped 10.7 percent compared to the same week last year at 262,496, and intermodal containers and trailers saw a 5.8 percent annual increase to 267,803.
By Jeff Berman · January 6, 2017
2016 U.S. rail carloads were down 8.2 percent annually at 13,096,860, compared to 2015’s 14,266,012. On the intermodal side, U.S. container and trailer volume decreased 1.6 percent annually to 13,490,491 units compared to 2015’s 13,710,662.
By LM Staff · December 22, 2016
Carloads dropped 2.8 percent annually to 254,700, which was below the week ending December 10 at 259,058, and the week ending December 3 at 274,329.
By Jeff Berman · December 9, 2016
For the month of November, the AAR reported that U.S. carloads were up 0.4 percent, or 5,406 carloads, at 1,319,008 for its first monthly annual increase in 22 months, going back to January 2015. This is a longer stretch of declines than a 19-month run of downward volumes that occurred during the Great Recession, the AAR said, adding that one factor behind the November increase was easier annual comparisons, coupled with how carloads did not see as much of an October to November decline as usual this year.
By Jeff Berman · December 6, 2016
A final rule was issued last week by the Surface Transportation Board, which will require all Class I railroads, as well as the Chicago Transportation Coordination Office, through its Class I members, to report certain service performance metrics to the STB on a weekly, semiannual, and occasional basis.

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