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  • Railroads Seeing First Monthly Year-Over-Year Carload Gains Since July 2008

    April 14, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) is reporting that U.S. freight railroads saw a 7.5 percent rise in carloads during March compared with the same month last year, and a decline of 11.5 percent compared with the same month in 2008. According to the April 2010 AAR Rail Time Indicators...

  • AAR Reports Sharp Traffic Gains on U.S. Railroads

    April 8, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads is reporting that U.S. railroads saw sharp gains in traffic for the week ending April 3, 2010, compared with levels from one year ago. U.S. railroads originated 290,217 carloads during the week, up 10.7 percent from the comparable week in 2009. This was the...

  • AAR Senior Vice President John Gray Named to Special U.S. DOT Transportation Statistics Council

    April 7, 2010

    Association of American Railroads senior vice president, policy and economics John T. Gray has been appointed by U.S. Transportation secretary Ray LaHood to the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS). ACTS was established by the Transportation Efficiency Act for the 21st Century to...

  • Union Pacific Railroad Announces 14th Annual Pinnacle Award Winners for Chemical Transportation Safety

    April 7, 2010

    Union Pacific Railroad has announced its 14th annual Pinnacle Award recipients for chemical transportation safety. The award annually recognizes companies that have implemented successful prevention and corrective plans and have achieved a rate of zero non-accident releases (NARs) for shipments of...

  • Fourth Straight Week of Gains Reported on U.S. Freight Railroads

    March 26, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads reports that for the fourth consecutive week, freight traffic on U.S. railroads was up compared with the same period a year ago during the week ended March 20.  U.S. railroads originated 287,639 carloads during the week, up 4.3 percent from the...

  • 2009 Safest Year Ever for Nation's Freight Railroads

    March 12, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads has announced that 2009 was the safest year in freight railroad history, with preliminary year-end data indicating the train accident rate, employee casualty rate, and grade crossing incident rates were all at record low levels last year.   "This...

  • Rail Freight Volume Continues to Show Signs of Recovery

    March 11, 2010

    Rail freight volume on U.S. railroads is continuing to show some signs of recovery, with both carload freight and intermodal traffic during the week ended March 6 registering gains from last year, the Association of American Railroads reported today.  U.S. railroads originated 285,160...

  • Safer Automated Drum Tumbling; Video Available

    March 9, 2010

    An advanced automated control package that can increases productivity and safety is now available for Morse Tilt-To-Load drum rotators. A new video demonstrates this automated drum lifting, rotating for operator-set time, and return of drum to upright position at floor-level for easy handling. A...

  • Rail Carload Freight Reaches Highest Level in More Than a Year

    March 4, 2010

    Carload freight volume on U.S. railroads reached its highest level in more than a year during the week ending February 27, the Association of American Railroads reported.  U.S. railroads originated 290,261 carloads during the week ended February 27, up 2.6 percent from the comparable week...

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