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How is employment affecting rail service?

Posted by Todd Tranausky on Jan 17, 2022 9:10:49 AM

Todd Tranausky dissects the ways employment is affecting rail service.

This Q&A response from The FTR Experts came from our December State of Freight - 2021 Lessons & Market Risks webinar. View the video and the key takeaways below.

 
Key Takeaways:
  • Despite carriers' statements to the contrary, a shortage in operating employees is definitely contributing to service struggles.
  • Despite volumes recovering to where they were in March 2020, employment is nowhere near returning to pre-pandemic levels.

 

Tags: Freight, intermodal, Rail, employment, outlook, transportation

 

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