Tag: carloadings

U.S. railroads post another weekly traffic jump

By progressiverailroading.com U.S. railroads reported 538,184 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending April 24, a 30% uptick from traffic levels in the same week a year ago, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR) data. Carloads for the week totaled 240,075, up 25%, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume totaled 298,109 containers and trailers, up 34.3%. For some rail traffic categories, […]

U.S. freight railroads log carload, intermodal growth in Week 10

Article published by progressiverailroading.com Total U.S. freight-rail traffic rose 12.5% to 520,736 carloads and intermodal units during the week ending March 13 compared with the same week a year ago, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR) data. U.S. railroads logged a total of 230,684 carloads, a 2.1% increase, and intermodal volume of 290,052 containers […]

Intermodal lifted U.S. rail volumes in September

Published by progressiverailroading.com Intermodal volume helped boost combined U.S. rail traffic to a 1% decrease in September compared with the same month last year, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR) data. U.S. railroads hauled 1,119,546 carloads last month, down 9.7% compared with September 2019 levels. However, the railroads also originated 1,423,883 containers and trailers during September, […]

U.S., Canadian railroads’ intermodal volume rose in Week 39

by progressiverailroading.com U.S. freight-rail traffic declined 2.1 percent to 518,290 carloads and intermodal units during the week ending Sept. 26 compared with the same week in a year ago, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR). Railroads hauled 224,146 carloads during the week, a 10.5 percent year-over-year decrease. But intermodal volume climbed 5.5 percent to 294,144 containers […]

U.S. rail traffic: ‘You have to play the hand you’re dealt’

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending August 1, 2020, as well as volumes for July 2020. U.S. rail traffic – “you have to play the hand you’re dealt.” U.S. railroads originated 1,042,017 carloads in July 2020, down 17.6 percent, or 222,337 carloads, from July 2019. U.S. […]

U.S. intermodal traffic decline slowed in Week 29

U.S. freight railroads reported 481,597 carloads and intermodal units during the week ending July 18, an 8.5 percent decrease compared with volumes during the same week in 2019, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR) data. Carloads fell 15.7 percent to 214,685 units, while intermodal units dipped just 1.7 percent to 266,912 containers and trailers. Only one […]

Union Pacific profit tumbles 28%

But railroad exec hopeful that second half won’t be as weak OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific’s second-quarter profit fell 28% from a year ago as carload revenue tumbled in the coronavirus pandemic. The railroad said Thursday that it expects improvement in the second half with full-year carload volumes to be down around 10% compared with […]

AAR: Traffic decline continued in Week 28

U.S. freight-rail traffic declined 14.9 percent to 449,092 carloads and intermodal units during the week ending July 11 compared with the same week a year ago, according to Association of American Railroad (AAR) data. Total carloads fell 22.7 percent to 201,703, while intermodal volume slipped 7.4 percent to 247,389 containers and trailers. None of the 10 carload […]

U.S. freight-rail traffic slipped 2.4 percent in Week 27

Published by progressiverailroading.com U.S. freight-rail traffic declined 2.4 percent to 437,989 carloads and intermodal units during the week ending July 4 compared with the same week a year ago, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR) data. Carload volume decreased 12.7 percent to 192,767 units, while intermodal volume rose 7.7 percent to 245,222 containers and trailers during […]

AAR: ‘Heartening’ signs in May rail traffic data

U.S. freight railroads moved 1,653,093 carloads and intermodal units during May, a 20.2 percent decrease compared with May 2019, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR). The railroads logged 740,171 carloads, down 27.7 percent, and 912,922 intermodal containers and trailers, down 13 percent, from the same month last year, AAR officials said in a press release. One […]

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