Eric Starks and Todd Tranausky focus on the shortage of gondolas and what the underlying cause is.
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.
- Metals traffic has stayed surprisingly high while other traffic has experienced a dip, so many gondolas have been dedicated to that unexpected traffic.
- Plans to replace cars have fallen by the wayside while scrapping continues, increasing the shortage even more.