The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in October 2020 was down compared to October 2019. Carloads originated decreased 4.4 percent, from 359,164 in October 2019 to 343,355 in October 2020.  Grain led gains again with a 35.4 percent increase. Waste and Scrap Materials was up 11.0 percent, and Metallic Ores and Stone, Clay and Glass Products increased 3.2 and 2.0 percent respectively. Nonmetallic Minerals led declines…
The total size of the North American rail equipment fleet was down slightly during the third quarter of 2020. The total equipment count was 2,106,754 for a decrease of 0.2 percent. The four largest segments during the quarter were Covered Hoppers (29 percent), Tank Cars (22 percent) and Gondolas and Intermodal (10 percent). Three car groups increased from the last quarter, led by Tanks and Box Cars, up 0.4 and 0.3 percent, respectively. EOTs…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in September 2020 was down compared to September 2019. Carloads originated decreased 4.2 percent, from 339,519 in September 2019 to 325,145 in September 2020.  Grain led gains again with a 10.8 percent increase. Petroleum Products was up 8.1 percent, and Food and Kindred Products and Grain Mill Products increased 5.5 and 5.1 percent respectively. Nonmetallic Minerals led declines…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in August 2020 was down compared to August 2019. Carloads originated decreased 10.6 percent, from 364,890 in August 2019 to 326,271 in August 2020.  Grain led gains with a 15.2 percent increase. Stone, Clay and Glass Products was up 6.8 percent, and Chemicals and Pulp, Paper and Allied Products increased 2.2 and 0.1 percent respectively. Nonmetallic Minerals led declines, down 41.…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in July 2020 was down compared to July 2019. Carloads originated decreased 12.3 percent, from 356,517 in July 2019 to 318,959 in July 2020.  Grain Mill Products led gains with a 11.1 percent increase. Stone, Clay and Glass Products was up 7.8 percent, and Chemicals increased 2.0 percent. Nonmetallic Minerals led declines, down 43.6 percent. Motor Vehicles and Equipment, Food and…
If you’re responsible for railcar repair billing, you know that it can be a complicated process. Incorrect billing causes data exchange errors, rejected invoices and exceptions that your team must spend time managing.  

There are two common methods to address these billing challenges. First, you can dedicate internal resources to spend the hours managing industry rules to reduce errors in your car repair billing (CRB) software. Many…
The total size of the North American rail equipment fleet was down slightly during the second quarter of 2020. The total equipment count was 2,109,081 for a decrease of 0.9 percent. The three largest segments during the quarter were Covered Hoppers (29 percent), Tank Cars (22 percent) and Gondolas (10 percent). All but one car group decreased from the last quarter, the exception being Tanks, up 0.1 percent. Intermodal led declines, down 5.0…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in June 2020 was down compared to June 2019. Carloads originated decreased 12.2 percent, from 346,068 in June 2019 to 303,855 in June 2020.  Stone, Clay and Glass Products led gains with a 20.3 percent increase. Grain Mill Products was up 17.0 percent, and Pulp, Paper, and Allied Products and Chemicals increased 7.5 percent and 2.4 percent, respectively. Motor Vehicles and…