Insights - December 2015 - (Page 7)
2013-2015 YEARLY TRAFFIC TOTALS BY MONTH
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SUSTAINABILITY - from page 4
The rollout replaces the entire Chicago yard locomotive fleet. It was made
possible by a $30 million public-private
partnership that leveraged more than
$19 million in grant funding through the
federal Congestion Mitigation and Air
Quality Improvement Program.
Continues See-Saw Ride
American Trucking Associations'
advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire
Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.7
percent in September over the previous month, following a decrease of 0.9
percent during August.
In September, the index equaled
135.1, based on ATA's convention of
2000 = 100, up from 134.1 in August.
The all-time high of 135.8 was reached
in January 2015.
Compared with September 2014,
the seasonally adjusted index increased
3.1 percent, which was above the yearover-year increase of 2.1 percent in August. Year-to-date through September,
compared with the same period last
year, tonnage was up 3.3 percent.
The non-adjusted index, which
represents the change in tonnage
actually hauled by the fleets before any
seasonal adjustment, equaled 138.9
in September, which was 1.4 percent
above the previous month.
"The see-saw pattern in truck freight
tonnage continued again in September,
except that the gain didn't fully wipe
out August's decline," said Bob Costello,
chief economist for ATA. "However,
over the last few months tonnage has
snapped back from softness this past
spring and early summer, and is approaching the record high."
Costello added, "I remain concerned about the high level of inventories throughout the supply chain.
We recently learned that inventories
throughout the supply chain and
relative to sales rose slightly in August,
which is not a good sign. This could
have a negative impact on truck freight
volumes over the next few months."
Buoy October Volumes
Domestic containers led monthly
intermodal volume growth in October
with 4.3 percent more loads than in
October 2014. Total domestic numbers
were up only 1.8 percent, reflecting
a drop in trailer movements of 8.1
percent. International shipments fell 2.7
Total intermodal traffic, on a
year-over-year basis, grew 3.2 percent
through October. Domestic containers are up by 5.0 percent, but this was
again deflated by a decrease in trailer
shipments, while international loads
have climbed 3.2 percent.
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on the Rise
According to the Nov. 10 Global
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Insights - December 2015
ATRI Study Urges CSA Reform
Senate Democrats Express Safety Concerns
A special thank you to the 2015 IANA Board of Directors
Faster Turn Times and More Rail Ahead for Ports
Driver Coercion Rule Finalized
Welcome New Members
People in the News
Insights - December 2015