Intermodal carloads up 12% but railroads struggle with trip plan compliance
(Source: Supply Chain Dive, January 26, 2021)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Railroads benefited in the back half of 2020, as imports surged and retailers restocked shelves. Volume for traditional commodities, such as coal, slumped on the rail lines in 2020, but intermodal grew, thanks to a tight trucking market and a glut of containers needing to be moved. If intermodal is going to compete with trucks, trip plan compliance will be an important variable.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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