US imports, truck rates propel intermodal rail volume, pricing

Intermodal rail is on a faster growth track as the economy expands, imports flow into the US and truck rates rise. Total intermodal rail volume jumped 6.3 percent year over year in the third quarter, driven by an 8.2 percent increase in international volume and a 3.8 percent expansion in domestic intermodal freight, according to the Intermodal Association of North America.
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