January 11, 2018: AAR Released a Report Showing Decline in U.S. Rail Traffic

The Association of American Railroads released a report that shows U.S. rail traffic is down 4.6% from this time last year.
According to the report, of the 10 carload commodity groups that AAR tracks only petroleum and petroleum products have seen an increase over the previous year. Commodities such as coal, nonmetallic minerals, and grain have seen a decline between 6.1-9% when compared to this time last year.

Crude oil leads 2018 carloads week