Demand for railroad car rental and leasing services was somewhat derailed due to the recession and the struggling US construction and manufacturing markets. After difficult recessionary years, the industry finally began recovering on the back of a significant boom in US shale oil production. Over the next five years, a return to stronger demand from downstream industries, specifically in the industrial and construction sectors, will boost the industry's performance.
Firms operating in this industry rent or lease railroad cars to customers who move freight across railroads. Renting or leasing railcars allows downstream customers to avoid incurring the capital costs of purchasing a railcar from a manufacturer.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.