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Energy Transport Insider’s Special Reports give you in-depth coverage of a single topic or trend. In one read you get the context you need to get ahead of your competition and make informed business decisions. It’s like attending a seminar without leaving your desk.

ETI's special reports are written by industry experts and our award-winning staff. We bring a deep base of experience and knowledge to each report. We highlight the news you need. More reports are in the works. Tell us about a topic you'd like to see covered.



What Makes a Tank Car a Scrap Candidate?

Published 11/29/2017

As new federal tank car regulations and Association of American Railroads (AAR) guidelines are put into play and car oversupply lingers, scrapping older tank cars that have not maxed their service life has growing appeal. Yet, when to pull the trigger depends on when it is most cost effective.


With Tank Cars Oversupplied, Owners Show Their Mettle with Scrapping Plans

Published 11/29/2017

Changing times call for creative solutions and rail car leasing companies burdened with thousands of unused rail cars desperately seek creativity. The solution may be more inelegant than slick – take them to the scrapper.


Calculating Rail-Car Fleet Needs: How to Build Your Own Model

Published 11/29/2017

There’s no straightforward formula to calculate rail car fleet needs. Every situation is unique, but, there are common issues to consider that can give a reasonable starting point for developing a rudimentary model.