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2019 Closer Look – Covered Hopper


Gain insight into the future of the covered hopper fleet. Purchase the 2019 Closer Look Covered Hopper Report, produced by AllTranstek and FTR.

The 2019 Closer Look: Covered Hopper is invaluable to equipment stakeholders

Learn which segments will see new car investment and which segments will see increased retirements. Gravity, Pneumatic, Pressure Differential, and Specialty Covered Hoppers railcars have unique supply and demand trends. Explore them all. ​


​Various factors are contributing to excess railcar supply, impacting lease rates and car prices. AllTranstek’s Car Demand Pressure Index ties it together in a graphical representation.

AllTranstek & FTR Transportation Intelligence

The Closer Look Series combines AllTranstek’s rail equipment intelligence with FTR’s dynamic forecasting model and analysis in a collaborative methodology to produce the industry’s most thorough and comprehensive rail equipment forecast and report.

AllTranstek’s Closer Look Report contains key information across eleven diverse car segments. Download a sample report. ​​


Fleet size and 5-year forecast across 11 segments

Ownership by major railroad, lessor and shipper

Age profile in 5-year buckets from 1 to 40+ years

Fleet growth/decline trend discussion

Surplus and utilization commentary

Pressure to build vs. pressure to retire index




Carload traffic at the STCC5 commodity level

Historical and forecasted traffic volumes

Key STCC5 commodities by fleet segment

Shipment trends

Trips per year

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