AAR: US Weekly Rail Traffic Up 2.2%% vs Same Week Last Year
10/21 11:18 AM
AAR: US Weekly Rail Traffic Up 2.2% vs Same Week Last Year OAKHURST, N.J. (DTN) -- The Association of American Railroads data show total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 518,763 carloads and intermodal units in the week ended Oct. 17, up 2.2% versus the same week last year. Total carloads for the week profiled were 226,828 carloads, down 7.5% compared with the same week in 2019 while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 291,935 containers and trailers, up 11.3% compared to 2019. AAR data shows petroleum and petroleum products carloads totaled 10,293 for the week-ended Oct. 17, down 19.1% versus the same week in 2019. Year-to-date, petroleum and petroleum products carloads totaled 462,958, 12.8% lower than the corresponding period in 2019. For the first 42 weeks of 2020, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of 9,025,595 carloads, down 14.9% from the same point last year; and 10,615,783 intermodal units, down 5.1% from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 42 weeks of 2020 was 19,641,378 carloads and intermodal units, 9.8% lower than last year. (c) Copyright 2020 DTN, LLC. All rights reserved.
 
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