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Is rail congestion pushing freight into other modes of transportation?

Posted by Todd Tranausky on Jun 17, 2021 11:55:08 AM

Todd Tranausky discusses congestion in rail and intermodal spaces, and whether that congestion could push freight to truck or air instead.

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:
  • The truck market has its own capacity issues, with very little excess capacity for active truck utilization.
  • Air freight might help for smaller items, but larger product such as dishwashers or refrigerators would quickly become unfeasible.

 

Tags: trucking, railcar, Freight, intermodal, Rail, congestion, air

 

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