Despite a few bumps along the way, the domestic intermodal segment has enjoyed a respectable to solid 2011. And if the railroads' 2012 and 2013 battle plans are any indication, the industry expects more of the same from the domestic front.
Through October, domestic equipment loads—defined as an intermodal movement handled by rail—hit 600,000 loads, up from 560,000 through the same period in 2010, according to the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA), the trade group for the continent's intermodal industry. IANA didn't have load numbers for November and December at this writing. Continued