The North American rail equipment fleet increased its total size during the fourth quarter of 2022. The total equipment count was 2,092,310, for a change 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). Eight car groups increased from the last quarter, led by Misc., up 2.7 percent, and EOTs and Box Cars, up 2.3 percent and 1.0…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in December 2022 was down compared to December 2021. Carloads originated decreased 0.9 percent, from 336,827       in December 2021 to 333,739 in December 2022.  Coal led gains with a 33 percent increase. Petroleum Products and Motor Vehicles and Equipment were also up in December, increasing 10.6 percent and 7.2 percent, respectively. Trailer or Container led declines this…
New Location Data Now Available to 35,000 North American First Responders AskRail®, the rail industry emergency response information app, has been enhanced by Railinc with the addition of railroad milepost and highway crossing location information. “These new features will provide first responders with the specific data they have requested as part of our ongoing dialogue with these key safety stakeholders,” said Railinc President Allen West.…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in November 2022 was up compared to November 2021. Carloads originated increased 4.2 percent, from 337,454 in November 2021 to 351,476 in November 2022.  Coal continued to lead gains with a 38.4 percent increase. Motor Vehicles and Equipment and Nonmetallic Minerals were also up in November, increasing 26.4 percent and 23.4 percent, respectively. Metallic Ores led declines this…
Devices enhance safety, productivity, and efficiency of North American freight rail operations Enhanced visibility into the location and status of railcar cushioning devices is being implemented by Railinc for safer and more efficient North American freight rail operations. This capability is an addition to the industry’s Component Tracking program which gives rail carriers, equipment owners, shops, and other industry…
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.…