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Carload

A railroad car that can hold up to 40,000 pounds or 25,000 bushels of a commodity. Carloads can be important to commodity trading because some commodities are sold in such large quantities that one needs carloads to transport them to the approved delivery facility.

carload

In commodities trading, a railroad car or truckload of grain that ranges from 1,400 to 2,500 bushels.
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The current strategy followed by many railroads is to provide minimally acceptable service in carload markets, while aggressively reducing operating costs.
These uncertainties, combined with a stock market that's very near-term focused, and which can, at times, run counter to investing for growth, may result in continuing rail carload volume softness.
rail carload volume in the second half of the year to be flat to as much as 5 percent lower than the same period in 2018, which would continue the downward trend that U.S.
rail volumes fell 3.5 percent to 16.05 million carloads and intermodal units for the first 31 weeks of 2019.
ago Rail freight -0.2 2.1 5.7 Intermodal -0.4 2.9 11.9 Carload -0.2 1.9 4.4
weekly rail traffic was 559,989 carloads and intermodal units, up 3 percent compared with the same week last year.
North American year-to-date rail volumes totaled 21.16 million carloads and intermodal units for the week ending July 27, 2.3 percent lower than the comparable period in 2018, according to the latest data from the Association of American Railroads.
Meanwhile, in the carload rail industry, prices have been slowly accelerating from a negative 4.1% rate set in March 2016 and are showing no signs of turning yet.
In the carload market, prices were up 5.3% in September and up 4.5% in the third quarter.
In the three months ending August 2018 compared to a year ago, intermodal average prices are zooming at a rapid 15.9% rate and carload prices are chugging along at a steady 3.9% pace.
U.K./European Operations carload information for September 2016 and September 2015 by commodity group.U.K./European Operations traffic decreased 3,449 carloads, or 3.4%.