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Total rail traffic declined 7.1% from 2018 in week ending October 5

(Source: Freight Waves, October 9, 2019)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. Carloads on the railroads remained under water in the first week of the fourth quarter 2019, which ended on October 5. Total traffic on U.S. railroads declined 7.1% to 515,061 carloads compared to the same week in 2018 according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). A weaker industrial economy, loose truckload (TL) capacity and lower bulk loadings have been the primary culprits.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

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