Market Conditions Index

Plan for now and anticipate tomorrow

The definitive metric for supply and demand

  • See where you’ll have the most negotiating leverage
  • Anticipate changes in rates and prioritize worklists
  • Advanced 7-day forecasts of future conditions
  • Compare markets throughout U.S. and Canada

Market Conditions Index

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What is the Market Conditions Index?

The Market Conditions Index (MCI) is a supply-and-demand metric that provides the clearest view of where the freight markets are and forecasts where they’re headed. Unlike the load-to-truck ratio, it considers more than just load and truck postings. We’ve factored in historical trends, normalized post and search behavior and accounted for outbound volume.

Relevant insights specific to YOUR business

  • See conditions for vans, reefers and flatbeds.
  • See conditions for today, the past and forecast for next week.
  • Research by any market or region

Get answers to these questions

  • Where are trucks hardest to find right now?
  • Which day of the week do I have the most pricing power?
  • What is capacity going to be like next week?
  • What are outbound volumes for each market?
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