24 Apr 2017
The Association of American Railroads reports that U.S. carload and intermodal traffic is continuing its upward trend in 2017, surpassing 2016 numbers by approximately 4.5%. Coal, grain and nonmetallic minerals all saw upticks in volume; however, petroleum and related products, motor vehicles and parts, and forest products fell somewhat over last year’s numbers. Canadian and Mexican carload traffic is reporting nearly 9% increases over last year, as well. Whatever the commodity, as a shipper, your freight costs are an important part of your financial landscape. Rules and regulations vary substantially by commodity, so it is important to be well informed. Here at AMTR, we have experts in every commodity. Whether you ship sand, steel, sugar or any other commodity, AMTR can help you make sure you are being charged the lowest carrier rates and billing errors are rectified quickly, boosting your bottom line.