The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in March 2018 was down compared to March 2017. Total carloads decreased 0.8 percent, from 362,391 in March 2017 to 359,479 in March 2018. Crushed stone, sand and gravel led gains with a 28.8 percent increase. Nonmetallic minerals and pulp, paper and allied products also increased, up 15.7 percent and 12.2 percent, respectively. Trailer or container led declines for the fourth…
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 Karin Bennett talks about the phone calls, the schedule, and the opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact across the company. Click here…
Railinc Director of Application Engineering and PMO Joan Smemoe has been recognized as a 2018 Rising Star by Progressive Railroading magazine. The award recognizes individuals under the…
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…
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…