We are all fully aware of the problems with the railroads not moving our grain to market. The trucker strike just added insult to injury. The poor level of service by CN and CP rail was already taking its toll on the shipments. As of grain service week 34 the hopper car supply for Western Grain shippers continued to worsen. CN and CP projected a combined shortfall against car orders of 69,500 cars. Demand for cars remains high with 10,000 cars ordered per week vs. only 7,100 cars per week being provided by the railroads.
Trucker Strike: Adding Insult to Injury
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