U.S. carload traffic still mired in shrinking pattern, AAR data shows

The intermodal volume up/carloads down trend continued for U.S. railroads in February’s first week. For the period ending Feb. 6, U.S. roads reported 241,680 carloads, down 11.7 percent, and 262,830 intermodal loads, up 10.5 percent compared with the same week in 2015, according to Association of American Railroads data.