The North American railcar fleet grew by about 21,000 cars through July, adding about 5,500 grain or fertilizer covered hoppers, 4,500 tank cars and 3,500 plastic pellet covered hoppers. Those were among the takeaways from a recent Railcar Outlook and Overview panel featuring Railinc Senior Analyst
Railinc’s Customer Success Center handles about 40,000 inquiries each year, from requests for walkthroughs of any one of the company’s dozens of products to questions about locked accounts and lost passwords. Here are five of the top questions Railinc’s CSC team gets from customers, with links to resources that have the answers. Don’t see your question here? Our CSC team can help. Contact us at csc@…
Railinc Corp. has been honored again as one of the “100 Great Supply Chain Partners" for 2017 by SupplyChainBrain
Railinc has announced that use of its RailSight intermodal and railcar data services, software applications, and analytics insights solutions has grown to include eight of North America’s 10 largest third-party logistics (3PL) providers, as well as all 10 of the largest private railcar fleet owners in North America. Railinc created…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in July 2017 was higher compared to July 2016. Total carloads were up 4.8 percent, from 337,344 in July 2016, to 353,632 in July 2017. Coal led gains again, up 25.9 percent over July 2016. Crushed stone, sand and gravel carloads were up by 24.4 percent, and metals and products increased 13.8 percent. Nonmetallic minerals led declines, down 13.5 percent. (Click
The total size of the North American rail equipment fleet was down slightly during the second quarter of 2017. The total equipment count was 2,066,516, compared to 2,070,191 during the first quarter of 2017.
 
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, led by EOTs, up 1.5…
Imagine that you run a lumber company, and you need to ship plywood from Oregon to Maine. Your shipment would move on multiple railroads to travel the approximately 2,600 miles from origin to destination. What if those railroads each used different information to identify where exactly the railcar carrying your shipment was to be interchanged along the way? Your plywood shipment would probably take a lot longer to get to Maine. If it got…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in June 2017 was higher compared to June 2016. Total carloads were up 5.2 percent, from 343,348 in June 2016, to 361,165 in June 2017.
 
Coal led gains again, up 37.3 percent over June 2016. Crushed stone, sand and gravel carloads were up by 29 percent, and nonmetallic minerals increased 14.6 percent. Motor vehicles and equipment led declines for the second…