US shippers to shift more freight to rails amid pricing and volume softness

U.S. shippers expect to ramp up their conversion of freight from truck to intermodal rail to the highest level in a year and a half, according to a new survey. But railroads are still going to scrap for that cargo with trucking motor carriers able to offer more competitive pricing, according to intermodal rail executives and pricing indices for intermodal and over-the-road transport.
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