U.S. rail intermodal traffic rose 1.9% last week over the same week a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said."> U.S. rail intermodal traffic rose 1.9% last week over the same week a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said."> U.S. rail intermodal traffic rose 1.9% last week over the same week a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said.">
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Intermodal Traffic Gains 1.9% for Week


Dan De Los Monteros for TT

U.S. rail intermodal traffic rose 1.9% last week over the same week a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said.

Container traffic for the week ended Saturday rose 4.8% to 171,603 units, but trailer traffic fell 15.3% to 22,935 units, AAR said.

Railroad carloads — excluding intermodal — fell 4.6% to 252,931 units for the week, AAR said in its weekly report.

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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