(RTMs), measuring the relative weight and distance of rail freight transported by CN, increased by 18 per cent from the year-earlier quarter.
Over the last four decades total seaborne trade estimates have quadrupled, from just over 8 thousand billion ton-miles
in 1968 to over 32 thousand billion ton-miles
As Table 5 shows, typical release volumes on rail, particularly of petroleum products, are relatively low at 3,504 gallons per billion ton-miles
These structural changes combined to more than triple rail traffic density, as measured by the ratio of revenue ton-miles
per mile of road.
Census Bureau 1982-1997), we estimate how the annual ton-miles
per truck-and-driver combination--what we will call physical trucking productivity--varies with the operational characteristics of these rigs.
a day is a standard metric used to gauge the capability to push cargo.
of crude and petroleum products carried by pipelines in 1997 was down 0.
Weighted freight ton-miles
increased an average of 1.
5 billion in revenues to the larger trucks, a diversion of 9% of railroad ton-miles
, a 14% decline in industry gross revenue, and a 52% decline in pre-tax profits.
Second-quarter 2014 revenues increased 17 per cent to C$3,116 million, revenue ton-miles
grew by 14 per cent, and carloadings increased 11 per cent.
3 percent even as ton-miles
actually decreased 1 percent in 2012.