“AEI (Automatic Equipment Identification) technology is 40 years old and tells us where our shipment was. What we need is a technology that tells us where our shipment is, and a more
“It was the worst January for intermodal since 2013 with major retailers cutting back on inventories and consumer spending—especially on goods—having contracted,” Association of American Railroads (AAR) Senior Vice President John T. Gray reported on Feb. 1.
U.S. freight rail traffic in Week 3 (ending Jan. 21, 2023) dipped 2.1% from the prior-year period, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Jan. 25. Traffic trailed the same period in 2019 by 14%, according to Susquehanna Financial Group (SFG) Analyst Bascome Majors.
Railinc on Jan. 18 reported that it has added railroad milepost and highway/rail grade crossing location information to AskRail®, the rail industry emergency response information app.
For the week ending Jan. 14 (Week 2), total U.S. rail traffic was down 1.7% compared with the same week last year; carloads came in 4.2% higher while intermodal dipped 7.0% compared to 2022, according to the Association of American Railroads’ (AAR) Jan. 18 report.
Railway Age is pleased to announce the 25 “Fast Trackers” selected for this year’s 25 Under 40 awards program.
U.S. freight carload traffic gained ground as 2023 began, while U.S. intermodal volume dropped, according to a Jan. 11 report from the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Total U.S. carload traffic for the 12 months of 2022 was down 0.3% from the same period last year; and intermodal units were down 4.9%; the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Jan. 4. For the week ending Dec. 31 (Week 52), North American rail volume was down 8% compared with the same week last year. The U.S. experienced a decrease, while Canada and Mexico saw increases.
Through the first 51 weeks of 2022 (ending Dec. 24), total North American carload and intermodal traffic dipped 1.9% from the same point last year, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Dec. 28. Both the U.S. and Canada experienced decreases, while Mexico saw an increase.
According to a recent study released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), implementation of precision-scheduled railroading (PSR), a strategy to increase efficiency and reduce costs among Class I railroads, resulted in reductions in staff and assets, such as locomotives, and longer trains, but its effect on rail safety remained “inconclusive.”