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Intermodal Traffic Rises 6.2% for Week

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1/28/2011 10:45:00 AM

Intermodal traffic increased 6.2% last week compared with a year ago, the Association of American Railroads reported.

Traffic totaled 213,206 units, led by a 6.8% gain in containers to 180,888 units. Trailers rose 2.8% to 32,318 units.

U.S. railroads originated 282,837 carloads for the week ended Saturday, up 1.5%, AAR said in its weekly report.

Railroad volume is considered an important economic indicator. Intermodal traffic, which tends to be higher-valued merchandise than bulk commodities, uses trains for the long haul and trucks for the shorter distance at either end of the trip.

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