The total size of the North American rail equipment fleet was up slightly during the second quarter of 2019. The total equipment count was 2,124,998, for an increase of 0.4 percent. The three largest segments during the quarter were Covered Hoppers (28 percent), Tank Cars (21 percent) and Gondolas (11 percent). Seven car groups increased from the last quarter, led by Tanks, up 1.3 percent, and Intermodal, up 0.9 percent. Covered Hoppers and…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in June 2019 was down compared to June 2018. Carloads originated decreased 2.6 percent, from 360,666 in June 2018 to 351,301 in June 2019. Nonmetallic Minerals led gains for the third consecutive month with a 45.5 percent increase. Grain was up 16.2 percent, and Petroleum Products and Chemicals increased 13.5 and 13.1 percent respectively. Other Carloads led declines, down 16.9…
The world of transportation management software (TMS) is moving fast. Over the past 24 months, we’ve seen things change more than in the previous six or eight years. If you aren’t among the many players already reassessing or reinventing what you have, it’s time to start working on it. The good news is that it’s never too late to take inventory of where you are and what’s available in the marketplace to improve your operation incrementally, or…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in May 2019 was up slightly compared to May 2018. Carloads originated increased 0.2 percent, from 375,514 in May 2018 to 376,359 in May 2019. Nonmetallic Minerals again led gains with a 46.2 percent increase. Grain Mill Products was up 23.2 percent, and Motor Vehicles and Equipment and Chemicals increased 14.3 and 10.4 percent respectively. Metallic Ores led declines, down 13.4…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in April 2019 was up compared to April 2018. Carloads originated increased 2.8 percent, from 355,358 in April 2018 to 365,357 in April 2019.  Nonmetallic Minerals led gains with a 40.2 percent increase. Grain Mill Products was up 27.2 percent, and Trailer or Container and Stone, Clay and Glass Products increased 15.2 and 13.9 percent respectively. Metallic Ores led declines, down…
Railinc Corporation is honored to announce that it has been named a recipient of IDG’s CIO 100 award. The 32nd annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology. “Across the business landscape, companies everywhere recognize the vital role that an innovative, value-driven approach to…
The total size of the North American rail equipment fleet was up during the first quarter of 2019. The total equipment count was 2,115,741, for an increase of 0.4 percent. The three largest segments during the quarter were Covered Hoppers (28 percent), Tank Cars (21 percent) and Gondolas (11 percent). Five car groups increased from the last quarter, led by IM Flats, up 2.4 percent, and Flats, up 1.6 percent. Tanks and Intermodal increased 1.5…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in March 2019 was down compared to March 2018. Carloads originated decreased 2.1 percent, from 359,689 in March 2018 to 352,268 in March 2019.  Trailer or Container led gains with a 31.3 percent increase. Nonmetallic Minerals was up 14.0 percent, and Grain Mill Products and Petroleum Products increased 12.2 and 3.0 percent respectively. Lumber and Wood Products led declines, down…