Archive for August 8, 2019

U.S. rail traffic fell for sixth straight month in July

(Source: Progressive Railroading 8/8/2019) For the sixth consecutive month, U.S. rail traffic tumbled in July compared to year-ago levels, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR) data. U.S. railroads originated 1,264,100 carloads last month, down 4.8 percent, and 1,314,333 intermodal containers and trailers, down 6.1 percent year over year. Combined, the railroads originated 2,578,433 carloads and intermodal…

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Teamster 2020 survey to identify top issues

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, August 8 — Working Americans are facing numerous challenges. Despite top line economic numbers that may look favorable, many workers’ paychecks are not growing. Add to that concerns surrounding pensions and health care benefits, and uncertainty looms for the U.S. middle class.  That’s why the 2020 election is so very important for the…

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