Intermodal continues to roar for Class I rails

Published: November 9, 2010

Intermodal traffic (trailers and containers carried atop flatcars) continues to roar for Class I railroads.

During October, according to the Association of American Railroads, intermodal traffic soared by 14 percent versus October 2009.

Weekly during October, according to the AAR, Class I railroads transported an average of more than 235,000 trailers and containers – the highest weekly totals for any month since October 2007.

In fact, October 2010 was the 12th highest weekly monthly average on record, the AAR said.