June 6th - 2017

PFL was in attendance at the National Association of Rail Shippers (“NARS”) annual meeting last week in San Francisco. It was a great event featuring industry leadership and informative presentations. There was a feeling of enthusiasm in the air. The CEO‘s of both UP and KCS presented strong narratives on where they plan to lead their companies. Mexico was a big topic affecting both companies. Bernardo Ayala, VP Mexico for UP explained the rising automotive manufacturing growth in Mexico - car parts from the USA being shipped to Mexico and finished autos moving back from Mexico to the USA. Dick Kloster from AllTransteck presented one of the best perspectives on the railcar outlook. Tony Hatch of ABH Consulting detailed the overall market outlook in a comprehensive “fireside chat”. The National Association of Rail Shippers continues to put together a meaningful industry event worth attending. For further insight on this and other events, call PFL now.

PFL is being contacted daily by lessors and lessees looking to add or reduce cars from their fleets. PFL needs Frac sand hoppers, Steel rotary Gons and Mills Gons with max capacity. We also have 117’s available to lease. If you’re an ethanol shipper, you can enjoy the free ride through the freight credit while it lasts with BNSF. Lease renewals and renegotiations are keeping us busy. As the market changes, rates on some cars are moving up while others are moving down. The written option to renew isn’t always of value and may require a third party to sort out current market conditions. The industry is seeing the value of PFL's market intelligence and we are pleased to be available to help.

The market continues to be long tankers; DOT 111's and CPC 1232's. Some shippers are getting aggressive by offering reduced pricing. PFL has several thousand crude cars available at the best rates ever seen. These cars can be cleaned quickly by PFL and repurposed for other services. Shippers who want to capture growing demand for refined products into Mexico and the South East, condensate to Alberta or ethanol service have an opportunity to now source a full fleet at incredible rates. PFL can help you, but act now, as this is not going to last forever.

Have you modeled retrofit vs. scrapping your tankers? PFL can analyze your fleet from present value to future value on the varying retrofit deadlines unique to your cars. PFL compares leasing now to waiting in storage, taking into consideration scrap and cease operating expenses and the overall market rates. PFL will present an offer to purchase your cars. You will benefit by outsourcing the process of landing cars in storage, cleaning and scrapping cars and then delivering the scrap to mills for the best net settlement price. Time is of the essence so call today and PFL will be happy to help you.

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PFL has expanded our EASY-TRADE platform to be the one stop shop for finding and securing rail cars.

PFL Rail group is actively trading cars and arranging storage, mobile cleaning, mobile maintenance and scrapping.

PFL is helping by assisting fleets and lessors with leases and sales; “Total Fleet Evaluation Services” Start today by downloading EASY-TRADE. Log in and take a look at available cars. We offer free access to the platform. The site is known for its broad market information for available cars and cars desired. Add your cars and test the market.

Contact PFL for all your railcar needs

PFL Railcar Buying/Leasing Opportunities

Pressure Cars
Qty: 150
535 pcpm 12 month / full service

GP30 DOT-111
Qty: 30
Available for 36 to 60 Months full service OFFER: $425
GP 30 26000 gal
Qty: 15
$300 pcpm 36 to 60 full service

Qty: 20
Last load diesel, $150 net lease 1-2 yrs
New 117's
Qty: 20
Last in ethanol

29K CPC-1232 compliant
Qty: 100
Starting ASAP
12 to 36 month OFFER: $475 mo.

3000cu 263 GRL Covered Hopper Cars
Qty: 200
Sand prior, 1980 built, located in PA
pictures available on request
5250cu Covered Hoppers
Qty: 25
20in round hatches, Lined
Available on long term lease, OFFER $385

5851cu Plastic Pellet Cars
Qty: 200
Pneumatic gates / PET resin cars

22,000 gallon Stainless Steel
Qty: 20
Food Grade, Rubber Lined cars available.
OFFER: $650

C/I 29k Brand New
Qty: 100
Call for price and specs
Open Top Gondola Cars
Qty: 200
4400cu, 268k GRL
Would consider 3+ year lease
Prompt start. OFFER: $25,000

Pressure Cars
50 x 340W C3
May- Sept Mex use
Qty: 100
To Lease.

Coal Cars
Qty: 500
100 Ton capacity, steel preferred. To buy or lease.

Call PFL today for live pricing, further details and other markets.


To see the complete live list, please login to the easyTrade platform or contact your PFL representative. To request a login, please go to www.theeasytrader.com.


PFL is pleased to announce a new version of its trading platform easyTrade. This new version features a brand new Railcar Workspace. Access to the whiteboard is FREE of charge. In the Workspace, you can view the cars available for lease/purchase and cars wanted to lease/purchase. Buyers and Sellers will meet at easyTrade, disseminating your market pricing to hundreds of companies instantaneously.

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