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Total U.S. weekly intermodal volume for the week ending December 21 was 255,456 units, the American Association of Railroads reports. That is a 6.4% increase from the same period last year.

The 10-week moving average of the year over year change in intermodal rail traffic is 7.7%.

Intermodal rail represents only finished goods, while carload rail contains mostly bulk commodities.

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U.S. Intermodal Rail Traffic Spikes Almost 7 Percent In 2013