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2013-2015 YEARLY TRAFFIC TOTALS BY MONTH Source: IANA Equipment Type, Size and Ownership data file For more information on IANA's data and statistics products, visit or contact Art Cleaver at 301-982-3400, ext. 346. 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. Freight Reports Truckload Tonnage 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." Domestic Containers 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 percent. 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. For information on subscribing to IANA's Intermodal Market Trends and Statistics go to Container Imports on the Rise According to the Nov. 10 Global Port Tracker report released by December 2015 | Intermodal Insights 7

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
Sustainability News
Faster Turn Times and More Rail Ahead for Ports
Freight Reports
Port News
2015 Sponsors
Driver Coercion Rule Finalized
In Brief
Welcome New Members
Intermodal Calendar
People in the News

Insights - December 2015