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Slump persists for U.S. rail volumes

(Source: Freight Waves, February 20, 2020)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — U.S. rail traffic year-to-date continues to trend downward compared with the same period a year ago, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). U.S. rail volumes totaled 3.38 million carloads and intermodal units for the first seven weeks of the year, a 6.2.% decline from the same period in 2019. AAR’s data, which includes volumes through the week ending Feb. 15, showed U.S. carloads down 6.1% to nearly 1.63 million carloads, while intermodal units were 6.3% lower, at nearly 1.75 million intermodal containers and trailers.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

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