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Closer Look: Railcar

The Closer Look Series is comprised of six individual reports covering each of the six major car types. The full Closer Look Series (all six reports) can be purchased at a discount. 

Closer Look: Box Cars $5500

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.

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.

Closer Look: Covered Hoppers $5500

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.

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.

Closer Look: Flat Cars $5500

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.

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.

Closer Look: Gondolas $5500

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.

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.

Closer Look: Open Top Hoppers $5500

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.

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.

Closer Look: Tank Cars $5500

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.

Learn about how the Tank Car fleet has been adapting to the extremely active market and how this fleet fares moving forward.

Closer Look: Full Series $24000

At FTR we realize that companies are always searching for ways to invest in their future, and recognize that planning for growth requires an exceptional understanding of the historical, current, and future marketplace.

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.