Rail Traffic for May and the Week Ending June 2, 2018

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 2, 2018, as well as volumes for May 2018. U.S. railroads originated 1,319,420 carloads in May 2018, up 3.2 percent, or 41,078 carloads, from May 2017. U.S. railroads also originated 1,398,203 containers and trailers in May 2018, up 6.6 percent, or 86,010 units, from the same month last year. Combined U.S. carload and intermodal originations in May 2018 were 2,717,623, up 4.9 percent, or 127,088 carloads and intermodal units from May 2017.

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