• AAR: December Rail Carloads up 2.9% YoY, Intermodal Up 5.0% YoY

    5 monthes ago - By Calculated Risk

    From the Association of American Railroads Rail Time Indicators. Graphs and excerpts reprinted with permission.
    U.S. freight rail traffic in December and the full year 2018 was mixed, but for the most part was positive. Intermodal finished the year strong, rising 5.0% in December 2018. The first and second weeks of December were the two highest-volume intermodal months in history, exceeding 300,000 units in a single week for the first time. Intermodal set a new annual record in 2018: total volume was 14.47 million containers and trailers, up 5.5%, or 751,217 units, over 2017. Total...
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