Railcar utilization rate explained

This rate tells us how many railcars are required to carry rail freight.

Railcar Utilization Rate calculates the percentage of the total population of railcars that are required to move the N.A. rail freight.   

In general, a figure above 90% indicates a tight market where the majority of the railcar population is at work. A figure below 80% indicates a weak market where a significant portion of the population is idle or underutilized.