According to CSCMP's 2016 State of Logistics Report, the U.S. saw a reduction in rail volume by 2.5 percent in 2015, in start contrast to 4.5 percent growth in 2014.
The reduction is largely due to a "steep decline in coal traffic and crude by rail, macroeconomic weakness, and a pause in the growth of intermodal traffic."
The report goes on to say that coal has dropped in industry importance. "2015 was the first year that natural gas -- enabled by fracking technologies -- surpassed coal as the primary fuel for electricity generation."
Despite the drop, LeanCor is seeing significant cost benefits when strategically leveraging intermodal within the transportation "mix" for manufacturing clients.
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