Pooled, multi-purpose railcars maximize utilization by reducing empty miles and switching to minimize network empty flows. TTX cars may be reloaded and routed to any other destination by any railroad eliminating unnecessary costs. This practice also avoids fuel waste helping the rail industry strengthen its green footprint.
Each railroad can use the pooled cars as if they were their own, which means they can reload a TTX car without having to route it back inefficiently to its owner. The additional capacity created by this higher utilization rate means that pooling reduces the need for railroads to spend scarce capital to sustain extra fleets of railcars.
TTX owns and maintains the railcars so the railroads don’t have to – $14 billion in assets and $700 million/year in maintenance.
Pooled cars handle more loads with fewer railcars – our fleet saves railroads a quarter billion dollars in operational costs each year.
TTX’s investments serve shippers’ needs across the network regardless of how those needs shift.
OWNED IN ASSETS, SAVING RAILROADS MONEY.
SAVED IN ANNUAL OPERATIONAL COSTS
According to the Association of Americans Railroads (AAR), moving freight on trains reduces greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 75% versus moving that same freight on trucks. Railroads can move one ton of freight, on average, 479 miles on a single gallon of fuel. Beyond these fuel savings, trains help reduce gridlock and wear and tear on existing roads and reduce the need to build costly new highways. TTX is a key component of making supply chains more sustainable.
TRAVELED PER GALLON FOR ONE TON OF FREIGHT ON RAILS
GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION SAVINGS
TTX’s multi-purpose pooled equipment means that fewer railcars are required to meet demand. These railcars are built using state-of-the-art technology which allows trains to move more freight in fewer cars. TTX aims to provide a right-sized, well maintained, fleet of railcars to meet the shipping demands of the North America rail network, while always striving to improve the efficiency and sustainability of our railcar fleet.