FTR Rail Closer Look™

2022 Flat Car Edition

A Closer Look Series™ 

Exclusively by FTR™

Properly sizing the rail equipment
market is hard.

When relying on industry news to size the rail equipment market, you should know that sometimes conditions are not as they appear.  Take the guesswork out of your strategic planning by trusting 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 Flat 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.


Why Trust the FTR Rail Closer Looks?


Added Freight Insights

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


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.


Shipment Lot Size Analysis

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


Monthly Retirement & Delivery Data

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


Graphics Package

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 market by ordering your copy of the 2022 FTR Rail Closer Look - Flat Car report now!

Download your Flat Car Closer Look sample report now!