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Freight rail volume stalls as firms try to cut unwanted stocks

Posted By Administration, Friday, January 22, 2016

Traffic on the U.S. rail network continues to weaken in a sign of the slowdown spreading across the industrial economy and efforts by firms to reverse the unplanned buildup of inventories throughout the supply chain. Freight volumes carried by road, rail, barge and pipeline peaked in November 2014 and have been essentially flat since then, ending five years of strong growth, according to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics (Reuters). 

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