The most detailed assessment of the tank car market available.

Introducing the 2021 FTR Rail Closer Look - Tank Car Edition!

Properly sizing the rail equipment market on your own is hard.

If you are relying on industry news to size the rail equipment market, you know that sometimes conditions are not as they appear.  Take the guesswork out of your strategic planning by relying on the FTR Rail Closer Look series of reports.

Combining the most reliable data in the industry with FTR's fundamental understanding of the commodities and freight that impact demand for equipment, the Tank Car Closer Look report is the definitive guide to understanding the fundamentals that will inevitably lead to the need for new cars in the market.

2021 FTR Rail Closer Look Enhancements Include:

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Added Freight Insights

Expanded freight analysis to better analyze the fundamental demand for each car type.

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Commodity Inputs

A deeper dive into how commodities have strengthened or weakened their position at the car capacity level.


Productivity Forecast

A forecast of productivity to help predict future swings in equipment needs.

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Shipment Lot Size Analysis

Analysis of changing shipment sizes over time amongst commodity groups moved by car type.

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Monthly Retirement & Delivery Data

Retirement and delivery data at the monthly level, a level of detail simply not available elsewhere.


Presentation Pack

Create impactful presentations with charts and graphs pulled directly from each report saving you time and energy.

Don't big financial decisions deserve taking a closer look?

Making informed business decisions requires market intelligence that you can trust.  Only the FTR Rail Closer Look reports combine the most reliable data from the Umler system and Waybill data with the most reliable equipment forecasting methodology in the industry, FTR's very own Freight•cast. 

Take the guesswork out of properly sizing the gondola car market by ordering your copy of the 2021 FTR Rail Closer Look - Tank Car report now!

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