TRANSPORTATION REPORT: Where are All the Railcars?

Markham, Dan
June 2006
Metal Center News;Jun2006, Vol. 46 Issue 7, p16
Trade Publication
The article reports on the consideration of rail transportation by metals suppliers due to the lack of truck drivers in the U.S. The scarcity of the availability of truck drivers is associated with the oil price increase. It was noted that the demand for rail service is greater than the supply of railcars. Since shippers in other industries are snapping up most of the usable cars, metal suppliers and distributors acquired a feeling of dissatisfaction on the said project.


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