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A railroad car that can hold up to 40,000 pounds or 25,000 bushels of a commodity. Carloads can be important to commodity trading because some commodities are sold in such large quantities that one needs carloads to transport them to the approved delivery facility.
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In commodities trading, a railroad car or truckload of grain that ranges from 1,400 to 2,500 bushels.
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