Archive for October 21st, 2020

Freight Traffic Rises as Staggers Turns 40. Serendipity?

The AAR reported on Oct. 14, 2020—40 years to the day that President Jimmy Carter signed Staggers into Law— that for the week ending Oct. 10, 2020, total U.S. rail traffic was 520,452 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.9% compared with the same week last year. Total carloads were 230,964, down 5.2% compared with the same […]

Drayage shortage crimps supply chain amid quick demand recovery

The amount of available drayage capacity in the market to handle container movements has dwindled in recent months due to a combination of factors. Those include a quick rebound in volume at ports and inland rail terminals, a slowdown in shippers unloading and returning containers, and drivers exiting the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]