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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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weekly carloads versus weekly carloads for Canada and Mexico.
rail carload and intermodal volumes, based on data from the Association of American Railroads (AAR)
Carload, intermodal traffic register growth in latest week, says AAR Carload volume on U.S.
Intermodal and container traffic grew 6.4 percent and 8.9 percent, respectively, last spring from the year before, even as total freight carloads slid 3.48 percent.
NS also moved entire divisions of Army bases as part of BRAC and will be participating in the transportation of more than 160 carloads of tanks, Humvees, and light vehicles from Fort Knox, KY, to Fort Benning, GA.
Commodities showing carload gains in August included coal (up 6.3 percent to 715,844 carloads); metals and metal products (up 13.6 percent to 73,318 carloads); and grain (up 4.5 percent to 112,390 carloads).
The transportation community is witnessing a growing debate on carload service that will determine the future of railroad carload traffic.
Their rage is targeted at hassled mothers trying to cope with carloads of screaming kids.
Originally, it was feet, not inches, deep-the reason the Nazis transported carloads of it to Germany.
rail traffic year-to-date was down 3.5 percent to 17.13 million carloads and intermodal units.
Overall North American rail traffic fell 2.3 percent year-to-date to 22.6 million carloads and intermodal units.