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Logistics Managment's Jeff Berman recently talked to Echo Global Logistics CEO Doug Waggoner on a wide range of industry topics, including the freight economy, technology, last-mile logistics, and ELD, among others.

Rail carloads, at 253,293, were up 2.6% compared to the same week last year. Intermodal containers and trailers, at 248,915, increased 5.8% annually.

Carloads, at 1,386,026, increased 3.8%, or 50,335 carloads, compared to August 2017, and intermodal containers and trailers, at 1,442,920, headed up 5.1%, or 70,198 units, annually. AAR said that total U.S. carload and intermodal originations, at 2,828,946, were up 4.5%, or 120,533 carloads and intermodal units, annually.

Pricing across the transportation modes

Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Larry Gross, President of Gross Transportation Consulting to talk about the 2018 Peak Season, capacity, pricing, and things shippers can do to get through the rough patches.

DrayNow, a “real-time marketplace” designed to assist intermodal shipping brokers to connect with available motor carriers, has completed its Series A funding of $5 million, led by Comcast Ventures and joined by Osage Venture Partners.

Carloads, at 271,718, were up 1.8% annually, and intermodal containers and trailers increased 3.8% annually to 285,169.

CSX announces new operating management structure to drive the next phase of transformation, the changes are a continuation of the company's scheduled transformation into precision scheduled railroading.

Carloads, at 279,907, saw a 3% annual increase, and intermodal units headed up 5.4% to 291,088.

But UP CEO Fritz warns Trump initiatives on trade threaten growth prospects.

Learn about the 35th Annual Quest for Quality Award winners for Railroad and Intermodal Carriers.

Total second quarter intermodal volume movements, at 4,741,054, were up 6.2% annually. This also marks a 4% improvement over the first quarter’s 4,547,247, which, heading into this quarter had stood as the best quarter for intermodal in nearly four years, going back to the second quarter of 2014.

This was ahead of the 240,154 carloads for the week ending July 7, which was likely impacted by the July 4 holiday and ahead of the week ending June 30 at 270,916.

CSX rises after stunning Wall Street with rail-efficiency gains including second-quarter operating ratio setting a U.S. record as costs fall and cargo demand for coal and consumer goods fuel sales increase.

Rail carloads, at 240,514, were up 5.4% annually, which is below the week ending June 30 at 270,916 and the week ending June 23 at 268,464.

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