A new record was hit the week ending June 14, 2014, it was the highest week in history for intermodal volume in the U.S. reaching 270,243 units. Intermodal volume for the week was up 6.3 percent compared with the same week last year, and carload volume was up 2.2 percent according the AAR’s Weekly Rail Traffic Summary. Total U.S. rail traffic was up 4.1 percent compared with the same week in 2013.
U.S. carload volume for the first 24 weeks of 2014 was up 3.2 percent from the same point last year, and intermodal volume was up 5.8 percent. For the first 24 weeks of 2014 total U.S. rail volume was up 4.4 percent compared with the same point last year. Read More