JUL 18, 2017 

RAIL CAR STORAGE INSIGHT

The daily storage rate has remained steady for empty cars while decreasing for loaded cars and tank cars

The change in the median daily storage rate* in $ per car per day :

  • Empty cars:▼ -$0.005

  • Loaded cars:  ▼-$0.125

  • Tank cars: ▼ -$0.375

Average Switch Fee: $191.95

* comparing the most recent 30 transactions to the previous 30 transactions


Yearly Comparison: Storage rates for loaded cars are continuing to rise, while tank car rates have lowered in the past year.

Empty vs. Loaded Cars

Median Daily Rate for Empty vs Loaded Cars ( $ per car per day )

Daily rate for tank cars

Median Daily Rate for Tank Cars ($ per car per day)

Median Daily Storage Rate Across Region ($ per car per day)