Food Logistics has named Railinc to its 2020 Top Green Providers list. Each year, this list serves to recognize companies whose products, services or exemplary leadership is enhancing sustainability within the food and beverage industry. 

“Railinc recognizes the importance of sustainability…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in May 2020 was down compared to May 2019. Carloads originated decreased 21.5 percent, from 370,487 in May 2019 to 290,856 in May 2020.  Stone, Clay and Glass Products was the sole gain, with a 0.7 percent increase. Motor Vehicles and Equipment led declines, down 80.9 percent. Petroleum Products were down 51.2 percent, and Nonmetallic Minerals and Coal decreased 45.9 percent and…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in April 2020 was down compared to April 2019. Carloads originated decreased 13.3 percent, from 358,780 in April 2019 to 310,883 in April 2020.  Metallic Ores led gains with an 18.0 percent increase. Grain was up 14.1 percent, and Pulp, Paper, and Allied Products increased 6.4 percent. Motor Vehicles and Equipment led declines, down 71.3 percent. Chemicals, Food and Kindred…
The total size of the North American rail equipment fleet was down slightly during the first quarter of 2020. The total equipment count was 2,128,745, for a decrease of 0.2 percent. The three largest segments during the quarter were Covered Hoppers (29 percent), Tank Cars (21 percent) and Gondolas (11 percent). Three car groups increased from the last quarter, led by Covered Hoppers and Tanks, both up 0.7 percent. EOTs and Hoppers lead…
Railroads that follow the AAR rules of interchange for inspections and repair bill for most maintenance using the AAR price master. For some smaller roads, that may mean paying more in costs to complete repairs than what can be billed to the car owner.  Since repairs priced at AAR rates are set by the industry, the only costs under a shop's control are overhead charges. Reducing your overhead costs allows the reduction to cover a portion of the…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in March 2020 was up compared to March 2019. Carloads originated increased 1.5 percent, from 347,399 in March 2019 to 352,656 in March 2020.  Grain Mill Products led gains for the third consecutive month with a 22.3 percent increase. Chemicals was up 19.8 percent, and Lumber and Wood Products and Stone, Clay and Glass Products increased 17.7 and 11.8 percent respectively. Coal led…
Railinc Senior Data Scientist David Humphrey was in La Quinta, California, March 2-4, to present his annual railcar and locomotive reviews at the Rail Equipment Finance Conference. Corporate Communications sat down with David post-conference to delve into some of the most significant takeaways from this year’s data and event.   Corporate Communications (CC): What were some of the important trends that you touched on when presenting…
Railinc Senior Data Scientist David Humphrey was in La Quinta, California, March 2-4, to present his annual railcar and locomotive reviews at the Rail Equipment Finance Conference. Corporate Communications sat down with David post-conference to delve into some of the most significant takeaways from this year’s data and event.   Corporate Communications (CC): What were some of the important trends that you touched on when presenting…