U.S. Rail Traffic Up

In the weekly rail traffic summary released March 28, 2013 the Association of American Railroads reported an increase in rail traffic for the week ending March 23rd.  Carload volume was up 0.2 percent for the week, and intermodal volume was up 1.4 percent.  Total U.S. rail traffic for the week was up 0.7 percent compared with the same week in 2012.

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U.S. Rail Traffic Up

In the weekly rail traffic summary released March 28, 2013 the Association of American Railroads reported an increase in rail traffic for the week ending March 23rd.  Carload volume was up 0.2 percent for the week, and intermodal volume was up 1.4 percent.  Total U.S. rail traffic for the week was up 0.7 percent compared with the same week in 2012.

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Wishing you an Easter filled with joy, and a spring filled with all that is bright and beautiful on behalf of the entire DALKO Resources family.

NAFTA Trade: January 2013

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ analysis released today reported that  trucks carried 59.3 percent of the trade between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, rail carried 14.3 percent, vessels 9.8 percent, pipelines, 8.1 percent and air 3.8 percent in January.  Surface transportation modes (truck, rail, and pipeline) carried 81.7 percent of the total NAFTA trade. Read More

NAFTA Trade: January 2013

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ analysis released today reported that  trucks carried 59.3 percent of the trade between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, rail carried 14.3 percent, vessels 9.8 percent, pipelines, 8.1 percent and air 3.8 percent in January.  Surface transportation modes (truck, rail, and pipeline) carried 81.7 percent of the total NAFTA trade. Read More

Class I Employment Up

According to the figures released by the Surface Transportation Board, Class I railroad employment went up 0.90 percent in February 2013 compared to Februrary 2012.  All categories showed a year-over-year gain except Transportation (train and engine) which was down 0.38 percent from 2012.  The remaining categories were as follows: Executives, Officials, and Staff Officials up 3.46 percent, Professional and administrative up 2.40 percent, Maintenance-of-Way and Structures up 1.48 percent, Maintenance of Ewuipment and Stores up 1.46 percent, and Transportation (other than train and engine) up 1.25 percent. Read More

Class I Employment Up

According to the figures released by the Surface Transportation Board, Class I railroad employment went up 0.90 percent in February 2013 compared to Februrary 2012.  All categories showed a year-over-year gain except Transportation (train and engine) which was down 0.38 percent from 2012.  The remaining categories were as follows: Executives, Officials, and Staff Officials up 3.46 percent, Professional and administrative up 2.40 percent, Maintenance-of-Way and Structures up 1.48 percent, Maintenance of Ewuipment and Stores up 1.46 percent, and Transportation (other than train and engine) up 1.25 percent. Read More

Increase in Rail Traffic

The Association of American Railroads reported an increase in rail traffic for the week ending March 16, 2013 in their rail traffic summary released this week.  U.S. carload volume was up 0.5 percent and intermodal volume was up 0.7 percent compared with the same week last year.  Total U.S. traffic for the week was up 0.6 percent compared to the same week in 2012. Read More