Commentary in HDT: Freight Market Tightness Points to 3 Possible Economic Outcomes


The freight market is still tight in 2019 despite changing conditions over the course of 2018 that originally drove the market.

Some things are easy to see. Let’s start with the most obvious conclusion about what I call “market tightness,” as derived from Truckstop.com’s Market Demand Index. This tracks the ratio of loads posted to trucks posted. The higher the number, the tighter the market. It is called an “index” because it does not represent a literal description of market tightness.

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