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…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in February 2020 was up compared to February 2019. Carloads originated increased 2.3 percent, from 310,240 in February 2019 to 317,459 in February 2020.  Grain Mill Products led gains with a 20.2 percent increase. Chemicals was up 13.8 percent, and Motor Vehicles and Equipment and Crushed Stone, Sand and Gravel increased 12.6 and 7.8 percent respectively. Coal led declines, down…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in January 2020 was down compared to January 2019. Carloads originated decreased 3.3 percent, from 351,884 in January 2019 to 340,285 in January 2020.  Grain Mill Products led gains with a 19.1 percent increase. Nonmetallic Minerals were up 11.8 percent, and Motor Vehicles and Equipment and Chemicals each increased 8.2 percent. Coal led declines, down 22.9 percent. Grain, Lumber…
Starting in the Customer Success Center (CSC) at Railinc gives employees a solid foundation to build on as they work to reach their career goals. In this guest post, Railinc Customer Success Specialist David Puryear talks about the phone calls, the schedule, and the opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact across the company. Click…
The total size of the North American rail equipment fleet was nearly unchanged during the fourth quarter of 2019. The total equipment count was 2,132,298, for a percent change of zero. The three largest segments during the quarter were Covered Hoppers (29 percent), Tank Cars (21 percent) and Gondolas (11 percent). Five car groups increased from the last quarter, led by EOTs, up 2.5 percent, and Intermodal, up 0.8 percent. Tanks and IM Flats…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in December 2019 was down compared to December 2018. Carloads originated decreased 3.5 percent, from 340,733 in December 2018 to 328,894 in December 2019.  Nonmetallic Minerals led gains with a 21.6 percent increase. Stone, Clay and Glass Products was up 15.3 percent, and Grain Mill Products and Chemicals increased 13.6 and 8.7 percent respectively. Coal led declines, down 19.2…
Food Logistics magazine has named Railinc as one of the leading software and technology providers to the food and beverage industry. Each year, the FL100+ Award showcases software and technology companies that are leaders within the food and beverage industry. Their…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in November 2019 was down compared to November 2018. Carloads originated decreased 5.1 percent, from 339,904 in November 2018 to 322,562 in November 2019. Motor Vehicles and Equipment led gains with a 19.5 percent increase. Nonmetallic Minerals was up 13.8 percent, and Stone, Clay and Glass Products and Petroleum Products increased 9.3 and 9.0 percent respectively. Other Carloads…