Report: Industry – Yard Dwell

The Yard Dwell is the weekly average terminal dwell time, measured in hours, is provided for the 10 largest terminals for each carrier. Class I railroads report this information to the Surface Transportation Board on a weekly basis. The data excludes cars on run-through trains. Only U.S. operations are included for the Canadian railways.

Why Is This Important?
By monitoring the time it takes railroads to move cars through classification yards you can identify and anticipate where your transit times may be affected.  Most shippers relay on notices of late shipments to be informed of service delays.  Monitoring railroad tracking performance data for yard dwell allows you to be more proactive.

Need More Information?
RSI maintains a series of railroad statistics and information that can help you be more informed.  These performance charts are an example of the type of reporting that is included in our railcar management software. Notice that these charts can be filtered on the fly and downloaded in various formats. Based on your business, RSI can monitor specific events and trends and provide you with up-to-date railcar tracking information.  If interested in learning more about RSI’s proactive monitoring and railcar tracking services, please contact us.

Interested in getting this type of insight into your own business?