I'm trying to get a general idea of lag in actual market demand among small size operators in relation to wholesale commodity rate. By wholesale, I'm talking about bulk rate in rail cars. By small operators, I mean contractors operating out of their home and are one or two persons operation like brothers or dad and son.
Somewhere on this forum, I recall someone posting their supplier imposing a quantity limit saying he was only able to buy a few. Do you guys experience this?
Please respect the forum policies and don't discuss actual prices.