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8/16/2002



Rail News: Rail Industry Trends

U.S. roads' intermodal streak reaches 18


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Make it 18 straight — that's the number of weeks U.S. railroads have increased intermodal volume compared with 2001 figures. For the week ended Aug. 10, U.S. roads moved 192,835 trailers and containers, up 8.1 percent, according to Association of American Railroads data released Aug. 15.


During the year's first 32 weeks, U.S. railroads moved 5,658,755 trailers and containers, a 4.9 percent increase compared with the same period last year.


Weekly U.S. carload figures didn't fare badly, either, rising 2.9 percent overall, with western roads moving 3.6 percent more carloads and eastern roads, 2 percent.


Meanwhile, Canadian roads moved 36,196 trailers and containers the week ended Aug. 10, increasing 9.4 percent, and 1,196,044 trailers and containers through 32 weeks, up 8.3 percent.


And 16 reporting U.S. and Canadian roads through 2002's first 32 weeks moved 6,854,799 trailers and containers — a 5.4 percent jump compared with last year.


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