What is included in the FTR Rail Equipment Outlook service?

Delivered quarterly, the Rail Equipment Outlook is the preferred FTR product to monitor the railcar market sizing.

Whether you are a supplier, builder, or considering an investment in the space, you need to be informed of how the market is trending.  The Rail Equipment Outlook is the guide to help you stay up to date and see the trends before they develop.

  • Included in the Service:
    • Quarterly report
    • Excel database (full history and forecasts)
    • Charts/graphs/tables package (PDF & PPT)
    • State of Freight Webinar Access (monthly)
    • Up to 5 users per account
    • Virtual and Annual Conference Discounts for subscribers

  • Report Components:
    • Overall Fleet Analysis
    • Total railcar supply/demand breakdown
    • In-depth analysis and forecasts by car type:
      • Boxcars
      • Covered Hoppers
      • Open-top Hoppers
      • Flat cars
      • Tank cars
      • Gondolas
    • Forecasted deliveries (actuals)
      • By: total fleet, and specific car type (with some size specific breakouts)
    • Market Indicator Analysis (y/y, forecasts)
      • Rail freight environment
      • Surplus (rail equipment)
      • Retirements
      • Fleet utilization
      • New car orders
      • Backlog
      • Traffic analysis (by car type)
      • Backlog to deliveries, & net orders to deliveries ratios
    • 2 Year Quarterly Equipment Outlook
    • 5 Year Economic & Equipment Outlook
    • Freight Outlook (Total US, Total N.A.)
    • Freight by Mode Analysis (tonmiles)
    • Railroad Environment
    • Economic Analysis & Outlook
      • Business activity

Industrial & manufacturing activity