The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in August 2020 was down compared to August 2019. Carloads originated decreased 10.6 percent, from 364,890 in August 2019 to 326,271 in August 2020.  Grain led gains with a 15.2 percent increase. Stone, Clay and Glass Products was up 6.8 percent, and Chemicals and Pulp, Paper and Allied Products increased 2.2 and 0.1 percent respectively. Nonmetallic Minerals led declines, down 41.…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in July 2020 was down compared to July 2019. Carloads originated decreased 12.3 percent, from 356,517 in July 2019 to 318,959 in July 2020.  Grain Mill Products led gains with a 11.1 percent increase. Stone, Clay and Glass Products was up 7.8 percent, and Chemicals increased 2.0 percent. Nonmetallic Minerals led declines, down 43.6 percent. Motor Vehicles and Equipment, Food and…
If you’re responsible for railcar repair billing, you know that it can be a complicated process. Incorrect billing causes data exchange errors, rejected invoices and exceptions that your team must spend time managing.  

There are two common methods to address these billing challenges. First, you can dedicate internal resources to spend the hours managing industry rules to reduce errors in your car repair billing (CRB) software. Many…
The total size of the North American rail equipment fleet was down slightly during the second quarter of 2020. The total equipment count was 2,109,081 for a decrease of 0.9 percent. The three largest segments during the quarter were Covered Hoppers (29 percent), Tank Cars (22 percent) and Gondolas (10 percent). All but one car group decreased from the last quarter, the exception being Tanks, up 0.1 percent. Intermodal led declines, down 5.0…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in June 2020 was down compared to June 2019. Carloads originated decreased 12.2 percent, from 346,068 in June 2019 to 303,855 in June 2020.  Stone, Clay and Glass Products led gains with a 20.3 percent increase. Grain Mill Products was up 17.0 percent, and Pulp, Paper, and Allied Products and Chemicals increased 7.5 percent and 2.4 percent, respectively. Motor Vehicles and…
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…
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…