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In Search of the Rarest of Birds: The Market Freight Rate

In Search of the Rarest of Birds: The Market Freight Rate

the market freight rate

Logistics departments spend a significant portion of their time negotiating rates for moving their cargo in particular lanes, yet one of the most elusive values in the supply chain domain is the market freight rate. Read More…

Why Trucking is Not Your Average Market

Why Trucking is Not Your Average Market

Predicting Market

I’m frequently asked by shippers for advice on which direction freight rates are going. I wish I could predict the future, but I can’t. However, it is possible to better understand the market mechanisms that drive rate fluctuations by analyzing available data. And one of the chief lessons is to not assume that rates always move according to a standard market average.

Historically, on average, pricing in the truckload market tends to increase by just over 2% a year. We know this because we reviewed the rate changes within a leading industry index. Read More…

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