• AAR: Rail Carloads Up 2.0% YoY, Intermodal Up 6.3% YoY

    2 monthes ago - By Calculated Risk

    From the Association of American Railroads Rail Time Indicators. Graphs and excerpts reprinted with permission.
    All things considered, it could be a lot worse for rail traffic. U.S. railroads originated 1,159,973 containers and trailers in June 2018, up 6.3% over June 2017. Average weekly intermodal volume in June 2018 was 289,993 units, easily the most for any month in history. U.S. railroads also originated 1,080,769 carloads in June 2018, up 2.0%, or 21,098 carloads, over June 2017.
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