Closer Look - Box Car
The 2018 Box Car Closer Look Report is now available!
Box Cars are a versatile, enclosed car type used to ship a variety of general freight products. Because of the Box Car broad purposed design, a large portion of this equipment is included in “railroad pools” which allow efficient shipping by preventing empty haul movements, a luxury not realized by the more specialized railcar types.
The significant cost of building new Box Car equipment, combined with modally competitive shipping options, has caused this fleet to struggle since the 1980s. Despite modal shift, some industries are still heavily reliant on the Box Car to serve their shipping needs.
Learn how the Box Car fleet demographics are changing with limited new investment, and learn where new investment is expected to take place for the future.
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