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How long will railcar utilization continue to improve?

Posted by Todd Tranausky on Jun 14, 2021 1:46:36 PM

Todd Tranausky discusses the course that improvement of railcar utilization is expected to take, and factor that could aid that improvement.

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. 

Key Takeaways:
  • Improvement should continue at a modest rate throughout 2021 before hitting an inflection point sometime in 2022.
  • High scrap prices will pull old and obsolete cars, particularly in the coal market, out of use and aid in utilization.


Tags: railcar, utilization, coal, intermodal, Rail


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