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Rail Transport

The railroad industry is the primary long-distance shipper of automobiles from assembly plants to dealers, which represents almost 9 percent of total rail freight. However, the auto industry is not the only railroad customer, and it competes with other shippers for scarce rail resources. Such is the case with petroleum companies shipping crude oil by rail, which is putting heavy demand on finite rail resources. What impact will this have on fleet OTD?

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Increased Upfit Volume & OEM Quality Holds Create Backlogs at Upfitters

Upfitters are feeling the pressure from the increase in the number of upfitted vehicles requiring a ship-thru, which is overwhelming some installers and body builders. Also, many upfitter-related OTD issues are the result of OEM quality holds. Oftentimes, upfitted units are held at the body company due to limited storage space at the assembly plants caused by quality hold backlogs. This prevents the release of upfitted units into OEM traffic for final delivery via ship-thru/freight re-entry.

Protect-a-Rail Cab Protectors

WEATHER GUARD Truck Equipment has reduced the overall height of PROTECT-A-RAIL Cab Protectors to make them more compatible with current full-size truck model-year designs

Medium-Duty Railgate

Tommy Gate has announced the release of an all-new 3,000-lb. capacity, high-cycle railgate for stake and van bodies. This new lift is the first Tommy Gate has produced at the 3,000-lb. capacity level.

Natural Calamities Impact MY-2011 Order-To-Delivery Times

Last April’s earthquake in Japan and subsequent tsunami disrupted the automotive supply chain, causing parts shortages, which delayed order-to-delivery times. Extreme weather conditions also impacted vehicle shipments.