Market Demand Index (MDI)
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.
Truckstop.com’s Weekly Market Update
Truckstop.com is committed to helping the freight community better leverage market data. See below for the market update from the week of February 18-23, 2019. What It Is This graph shows the ratio of loads posted to trucks posted by equipment type. Why It’s Useful There is a strong correlation between MDI and average spot
Truckstop.com’s Market Demand Index
An explanation of Truckstop.com’s Market Demand Index with the ratio of loads posted to trucks posted by equipment type.
Analyzing the Latest Truckstop.com MDI (Market Demand Index) Numbers with Noël Perry
If you’re familiar with the Perry Rule of Three, you may be looking at the latest Truckstop.com Market Demand Index (MDI) numbers for dry van with alarm. We’ve now had four consecutive weeks of elevated numbers. The change has coincided with the normal spring safety enforcement period, suggesting a strong enforcement effect. While there is likely some fire to go with that smoke, we need to look carefully before concluding that the market has moved to a new and more dramatic level of tightness.