Todd Tranausky was asked: "When will rising fuel costs begin to affect rail markets?"
This Q&A response from the FTR experts came from our April Rail Outlook (Carload + Intermodal) webinar. View the video and the key takeaways below.
- There is a 60-day lag on fuel surcharges, so any hikes in fuel prices will be noted by railroads and caught up in fuel surcharges two months later.
- Not all carriers have 100% coverage of fuel surcharges, exceptions can include legacy contracts and certain segments such as coal.