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

News and Issues
User Info

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.

Full story: Supply Chain Dive

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Like us on Facebook at

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2021 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts


Winter weather wallops U.S. rail traffic
AAR reports rail traffic for week ending February 20, 2021
BNSF says it is prepared to haul more oil
Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen members ratify Metra agreement
Cincinnati City Council passes resolution in support of Amtrak’s proposed expansion in Ohio
No agreement yet between Amtrak and CSX for passenger rail return to Gulf Coast
Buttigieg, Alghabra commit to “reinvigorate” U.S., Canada transportation partnership
TSB preliminary statistics show decrease in number of air and rail incidents in Canada
CN undertakes new environmental, social and governance initiatives
Unemployment and Sickness Benefit flexibilities under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) during the COVID-19 virus outbreak
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines