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Intermodal loadings down 0.8% in July

Intermodal volumes slowed in July. Both International and Domestic movements dropped. Seasonally adjusted performance has been flat since the beginning of the year. Good year-over-year growth is still in evidence, but it is mainly the product of growth that occurred more than six months ago. Seasonally adjusted loadings were at

Truck loadings stronger in July, up 0.7%

Reasonable strength was shown in the truck freight markets during July following a lackluster performance in May and June. July saw a gain of 0.7% from June to 59.556 million loadings. This follows growth of just 0.2% in June and a decline of 1.0% in May. The year-over-year growth improved

Intermodal loadings up 0.2% in June

Intermodal growth slowed in the second quarter. Seasonally adjusted performance has been flat since the beginning of the year. Good year-over-year growth is still in evidence, but it is mainly the product of growth that occurred more than six months ago. Sufficient truck capacity and lower fuel prices are two

Tank loadings jump 1.1% in June

Despite a significant jump in June loadings the Tank outlook is relatively unchanged and remains underwhelming. Loadings in June were at 9.376 million – the best monthly volume total since early 2011. Loadings jumped 1.1% versus the prior month and the surge moved the year-over-year comparison into positive territory –

Dry van rates are easing but still strong

After achieving year-over-year pricing gains that were above the industry average in the middle of 2011, the dry van market has eased at the start of 2012 and is looking to achieve slightly sub-par growth during 2012. Year-over-year gains hit 10% in the second quarter of 2011 and have proceeded