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What is the state of box cars in 2021?

Posted by Todd Tranausky on Jul 19, 2021 12:43:53 PM

Todd Tranausky discusses where the box car segment is at and where it looks to be headed.

This Q&A response from the FTR Experts came from our May webinar "North America's Recovery Runs Through Rail." View the video and the key takeaways below. 

Key Takeaways:
  • Box car numbers dropped substantially from 2005-2009 but has remained steady since then. There's a healthy base of box cars that's not going away.
  • Nearly every commodity that is transported by box car has declined in the past 13 years, except for beverages. Beverages, particularly import beer, are recession-proof and volumes are constantly being replenished.


Tags: Economy, Rail, recovery, outlook, rail equipment, beverages, box cars


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