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Each of our clients has different consulting needs, and we put the best knowledge in their hands allowing them to add value to their company. This is achieved through on-site visits, presentations, conference calls, one-on-one consultations, written reports, data analysis and other tools that help us communicate with our clients. Our expertise coupled with unmatched customer service and market research sets us apart within the industry.
Results from a survey of fleet maintenance practices combined with industry data on equipment usage trends and forecasts
Designed to provide valuable information to decision makers operating in or marketing to this sector.
Covers Class 8 (including straight truck and con/ag), Class 6-7, Trailer (including segment breakdowns)
30-page report is a joint venture of FTR and CK Commercial Vehicle Research
This report is exclusively for Fleets and is priced at $495.00.
Learn how the Box Car fleet demographics are changing with limited new investment, and learn where new investment is expected to take place for the future.
Learn more about how the Covered Hopper fleet has responded to varying market dynamics of these segments, from the buildup of the small cube gravity fleet, to the migration of the grain car fleet to larger capacity cars, to the unique role that specialty cars play, and the steady investment activity across all types of Covered Hoppers in recent years.
Learn about the ownership trends in this car type, and the expectations for new investment across the various sub-segments of the Flat Car fleet.
Learn where new investment is expected to take place for the Gondola fleet, and how this fleet’s demographics are responding to the new world of coal shipping.
Learn where new investment is expected to take place for Open Top Hoppers and how this fleet’s demographics are responding to challenging coal markets.
Learn about how the Tank Car fleet has been adapting to the extremely active market and how this fleet fares moving forward.
The Closer Look Series combines AllTranstek’s rail equipment intelligence with FTR’s dynamic forecasting model and analysis in a collaborative methodology to produce the industry’s most thorough and comprehensive rail equipment forecast and report.
True to its name, the Closer Look Series scrutinizes the current railcar market with respect to freight transportation across all car types in order to provide the most advanced analytics available in the rail industry. With a wealth of institutional knowledge and data, FTR and AllTranstek combine our efforts and industry expertise to provide the most complete annual update on trends in the North American Railcar Fleet.
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- Closer Look: Box Cars
- Closer Look: Covered Hoppers
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- Closer Look: Gondolas
- Closer Look: Open Top Hoppers
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