7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

News and Issues
User Info

Third quarter carload declines worst yet in 2019

(Source: Freight Waves, October 2, 2019)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Rail volumes continued their declines in the latest week according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Week 39 of 2019 was no better than the ones that preceded it as a number of demand headwinds overhang the rail industry. Total U.S. carloads declined 7.4% year-over-year to 529,336 units in the week ended September 28, with metallic ores and metals (-17.9%), grain (-17.8%) and coal (-11.5%) posting double-digit declines. The 6.9% decline in U.S. intermodal shipments for the week was in-line with broader declines.

Full story: Freight Waves

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Like us on Facebook at

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2020 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts


U.S. rail volumes rise on a week-to-week basis
U.S. weekly coal carloads rise 2.4% on week, slump 41.1% on year
Rail companies cut capacity as volume slides 20%
Most railroads nearing PTC implementation
Feds must design a plan to conquer COVID-19
FRA announces $302.6 million in “state of good repair” grants
Canada’s crude by rail exports drop 9% in March
CN executive predicts busy end to crop year
Amtrak continues to advance testing for new Acela fleet
May 21 update from Railroad Retirement Board’s Labor Member
RRB issues statements of service, Form BA-6
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines