Line-haul speed is a shipper-related indicator of the performance of the railroad industry. The average speed is the over-the-road train speed and does not include terminal dwell time, time for local pickup and delivery, and the time shipments spend in storage yards.
|Quarter||Average line-haul speed (mph)||Revenue ton-miles (billions)||Average terminal dwell time (hours)|
U = data are unavailable
SOURCES: Average line-haul speed and terminal dwell time-U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, calculations using data reported by Class I railroads to the Association of American Railroads for posting at http://www.railroadpm.org/, and Surface Transportation Board (STB), Statistics of Class I Railroads in the United States, table 8, available at http://www.stb.dot.gov/ as of August 2007. Revenue ton-miles-STB, Quarterly Selected Earnings Report, available at http://www.stb.dot.gov/ as of August 2007