What's Going On With Rail Transportation?

cscmp.jpgAccording 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.


In this case study, learn how a forklift manufacturer identified hundreds of thousands in cost savings by shifting to intermodal vs. over-the-road transportation.


- 31% Reduction in Transportation Spend on Containers
- 5% Distribution Budget Savings
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