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What are railroads doing to get volume into the system?

Posted by The FTR Experts on Jan 28, 2021 3:15:00 PM

The FTR Experts were posed with the question, "Is there anything railroads are doing to get volume into the system?"

This Q&A response from the FTR experts came from the January 2021 State of Freight webinar, Preparing for 2021. View the video and the key takeaways below and then leave a comment at the bottom to let us know what you think. 


Key Takeaways:
  • Getting labor back is an issue.
  • There is a focus on the intermodal space. 
  • A lot of the carload space has less to do with railroads being able to incentivize people to put it on rail. 
  • Fundamental are key here. There is weakening in crude and coal. The grain markets have been very good. Volume comes back as we see manufacturing come back and that will continue to benefit the carload space. 

Read additional Q&A from this webinar on the FTR Blog.

Tags: Rail Volume, Rail, Volumes


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