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.
- 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.