by Calculated Risk on 10/07/2022 02:34:00 PM
From the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Rail Time Indicators. Graphs and excerpts reprinted with permission.
This graph from the Rail Time Indicators report shows the six-week average of U.S. Carloads in 2020, 2021 and 2022:
per week in September 2022. That’s down 1.1% from
September 2021, up 4.6% from September 2020, and
down 6.5% from September 2019. Since 1988, when our
carload data begin, only 2020 had fewer total carloads in
September than 2022 did.
trailers per week in September 2022. That’s down 4.8%
from last September, the seventh straight decline, and
the biggest percentage decline in five months.
So far this year, only January had lower
intermodal volumes than September