Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Rail transportation has made a comeback over the past few years. Increased fuel efficiency, growing demand for bulk freight transportation and a lower carbon footprint have resulted in greater demand for the Rail Transportation industry's services. In the coming years, freight volume and demand for rail transportation will increase as the labor market improves, consumers spend more freely and inventories are rebuilt... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
This industry is highly concentrated, as the top four players account for 87.6% of revenue in 2016, leaving over 500 operators to compete over the remaining market share for rail transportation. The high concentration reflects the dominance of Class 1 operators, which require extensive and efficient operations to be successful. Only seven Class 1 railroads operate in the United States, down from more than 40 in 1980.
The high capital costs of establishing new railroads and the need for extensive operations to be close to a large number of consumer markets has limited the entry of new players into the market... purchase to read more