Open Top Hoppers are designed to carry bulk materials, especially coal, and other mining industry products such as crushed stone, aggregate materials, and ores. The vast majority of this fleet’s traffic base is comprised of coal, a commodity struggling to maintain its historic shipment volumes.
Despite its reliance on coal, the Open Top Hopper fleet includes some segments that have a favorable outlook and will benefit from a slightly more diverse commodity base.
Learn where new investment is expected to take place for Open Top Hoppers and how this fleet’s demographics are responding to challenging coal markets.
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