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U.S. rail volumes slump in flat peak season

(Source: Freight Waves, November 21, 2019)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Year-to-date U.S. rail volumes slipped again the week ending Nov. 16 amid industry observations that the peak season this year was muted for rail. U.S. rail traffic for the first 46 weeks of the year fell 4.5% to 23.8 million carloads, and intermodal units compared with the same period in 2018, according to the Association of American Railroads. Of that total, U.S. carloads slipped 4.4% to nearly 11.6 million carloads while U.S. intermodal units were down 4.6% to 12.2 million intermodal containers and trailers.

Full story: Freight Waves

Thursday, November 21, 2019

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