The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in February 2018 was down compared to February 2017. Total carloads decreased 0.8 percent, from 323,194 in February 2017 to 320,474 February 2018. Chemicals led gains with a 14.6 percent increase. Lumber and wood products and petroleum products also increased, up 12.1 percent and 11.7 percent, respectively. Trailer or container led declines for the third consecutive month, down…
Railinc Vice President of Operations Yates Parker has been recognized as a 2018 supply chain executive “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. The award honors individuals from software firms and service providers, consultancies and academia who have helped their supply chain clients or the supply chain community at large prepare to meet the…
Last year, Railinc continued working to deliver value to customers through innovative technologies that help to address some of the freight rail industry’s most pressing challenges. Leveraging our people, processes and technology, we completed critical industry projects, advanced important initiatives, upgraded systems and developed solutions that addressed rail safety, asset maintenance and utilization, and traffic management. We’re proud of…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in January 2018 was down compared to January 2017. Total carloads decreased 2.3 percent, from 346,367 in January 2017 to 338,247 in January 2018.
 
  Crushed stone, sand and gravel led gains for the fourth month in a row with a 13.6 percent increase, followed by petroleum products and lumber and wood products, at 12.9 percent and 11.2 percent, respectively. Trailer…
The total size of the North American rail equipment fleet was up slightly during the fourth quarter of 2017. The total equipment count was 2,080,707, compared to 2,072,490 in the third quarter of 2017, 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).
 
Four car groups increased from the last quarter…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in December 2017 was higher compared to December 2016. Total carloads were up 1.4 percent, from 324,700 in December 2016, to 329,320 in December 2017.
 

Crushed stone, sand and gravel led gains for the third straight month, up 31.6 percent over the previous year. Metals and products increased by 13.8 percent. Trailer or container led declines, down 30.4…
  Railinc has been named by Food Logistics as one of the FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers for 2017. The publication provides an annual list that serves as a resource guide of software and technology providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the global…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in November 2017 was lower compared to November 2016. Total carloads were down 0.2 percent, from 346,485 in November 2016, to 345,839 in November 2017. Crushed stone, sand and gravel led gains for the second month in a row, up 27.0 percent over the previous year. Coal carloads were up 17.8 percent, and petroleum products increased by 17.0 percent. Metallic ores led declines,…