The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in September 2022 was up compared to October 2021. Carloads originated increased 3.1 percent, from 350,454 in October 2021 to 361,290 in October 2022.  Coal led gains once again with a 54.8 percent increase. Crushed Stone, Sand and Gravel was up 27.5 percent, and Motor Vehicles and Equipment increased 22.8 percent. Trailer or Container led declines this month, down 13.2 percent.…
Railinc is upgrading the Rail Service Finder (RSF) application on December 5, 2022, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. EST. This major update improves application performance, response time and the application’s search function. As a comprehensive search tool, RSF enables rail customers to quickly find company information, rail-served industries, serving and connecting carriers, station names, and service descriptions by searching company names,…
Railinc established its Wellness Program in 2012, and since then the company has been continuously recognized as one of the healthiest employers in the Triangle by both Triangle Business Journal and Healthiest Employers®. For the past 10 years, we have seen the wellness program adjust to internal and external factors, including a global pandemic! In 2020, we hired a wellness coordinator to lead our wellness program and support programming.…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in September 2022 was up compared to September 2021. Carloads originated increased 0.6 percent, from 342,052 in September 2021 to 344,015 in September 2022.  Coal led gains with a 35.3 percent increase. Crushed Stone, Sand and Gravel was up 35.3 percent, and Motor Vehicles and Equipment increased 17.3 percent. Trailer or Container led declines this month, down 18.5 percent. Grain…
The North American rail equipment fleet increased its total size during the third quarter of 2022. The total equipment count was 2,088,560, for a change of 0.7 percent. The four largest segments during the quarter were Covered Hoppers (29 percent), Tank Cars (22 percent) and Gondolas and Intermodal (10 percent). Eight car groups increased from the last quarter, led by Misc., up 9.8 percent, and Intermodal and Gondolas, up 1.6 percent and 1.1…
Railinc Chief Information Officer and Vice President Joan Smemoe has been honored with the 2022 Women in Supply Chain Award by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. This award honors female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship and examples set a foundation for women in all levels of a company’s supply chain network. This year’s list includes women from software and…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in August 2022 was up compared to August 2021. Carloads originated increased 2.4 percent, from 365,143 in August 2021 to 373,968 in August 2022.  Crushed Stone, Sand and Gravel led gains with a 24.5 percent increase. Grain was up 21.9 percent, and Food and Kindred Products increased 15.8 percent. Coal led declines this month, down 22 percent. Metallic Ores, Trailer or Container,…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in July 2022 was down compared to July 2021. Carloads originated decreased 5.2 percent, from 359,160 in July 2021 to 340,582 in July 2022.  Nonmetallic Minerals continued to lead gains with a 37.7 percent increase. Crushed Stone, Sand and Gravel was up 23.0 percent, and Lumber and Wood Products increased 14.1 percent. Trailer or Container led declines again this month, down 28.8…