North America's Recovery Runs Through Rail

A continued capacity crunch and elevated rates across all methods of transportation have injected signs of life in the demand for new railcars.  Todd Tranausky & Eric Starks discussed the impact the pandemic has had on the major freight and commodity sectors that continue to show signs of strength and the impact to the FTR forecast for rail car demand.


Presenters: Todd Tranausky & Eric Starks

You'll hear Todd & Eric's expert insights as they examine:

  • The outlooks for freight and commodities most commonly moved by rail.
  • How rising commodity prices are impacting retirement activity.
  • Which freight markets are recovering best in 2021 and which are facing a tougher road ahead.
  • A sneak peek at the 2021 FTR Rail Closer Look series of reports

This webinar aired on May 27th, 2021

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Todd Tranausky Quote on Key Issues in Transportation

“As we enter the 2nd half of 2021, this complimentary webinar examines what to expect for rail car demand. A lot of uncertainty remains, but we will try to put some bands around how we see things progressing and what the risk factors are for rail participants in the months ahead.”

Todd Tranausky

VP of Rail and Intermodal

EricStarks_400px“Continued freight growth has injected new interest in the demand for rail cars.  Todd and I will discuss the outlook for rail and take a closer look at the newest edition of the FTR Rail Closer Look reports.”

Eric Starks



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