The fastest tools for freight rates just got faster
The fastest tools for freight rates just got faster

Our new 3-day average rate is the Goldilocks of rate benchmarks: the perfect blend of time and density. This new metric provides insight on current rate trends more than 50% faster than the 7-day average and has excellent national coverage across the three main equipment types.

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Freight volumes are down this year, but it varies by industry
Freight volumes are down this year, but it varies by industry

Last week we reported on several reliable and unbiased industry volume indices (ATA Truckload Tonnage, Cass Freight Index and MSU Surface Transportation Index), which all indicated overall truckload freight volumes are still down year-over-year. This week we take a look at two more freight volume indices.

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The fast-moving CPG rollercoaster continues
The fast-moving CPG rollercoaster continues

This week, we are taking a look at the leading freight demand indicators for the truckload sector with much the same to report as last month - freight volumes are down overall, but it is a very different story at the commodity level.

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What to expect in Q4 for freight markets
What to expect in Q4 for freight markets

As retailers get ready for the holiday shopping season, a lot of the required inventory has already been hauled by carriers and positioned in warehouses across the country, following the peak in imports we had back in August. But obviously, retailers are approaching the holiday season differently this year.

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Freight markets still searching for stability
Freight markets still searching for stability

As we reach the five-month mark of the pandemic, the freight market has yet to reach any semblance of equilibrium – capacity is tightening, spot market rates and volume are still climbing, and carrier networks are still out of balance. 

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