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Intermodal Traffic Rises 4.1% for Week

U.S. intermodal traffic rose 4.1% last week from a year ago, the Association of American Railroads reported.

Container traffic for the week ended Saturday rose 6.3% to 220,142 units, while trailers fell 9.9% to 30,177 units.

Railroad carloads excluding intermodal slipped 1.5% to 288,167 units, AAR said.

Railroad volume is considered an important economic indicator. Intermodal traffic, which tends to be higher-valued merchandise than bulk commodities, uses trains for the long haul and trucks for the shorter distance at either end of the trip.

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