Trans4Cast Week 27: MDI Down; Load Availability Decreased

Total MDI: Down 8.7 points from the previous week

The MDI is a measure of relative truck demand in the spot market. It compares load availability to truck availability.

The MDI for Total equipment decreased 8.7 points in the latest week to 28.1, a decrease of 23.6%.  Compared to last year the MDI is up 12.3 points, or 77.7%.  Over the last 4 weeks it has averaged a decrease of 2.3 points.  According to the Market Outlook from FTR we should expect to see it average a decrease of 0.7 points over the next four weeks.

Total Rates: Down 2.7% from the previous week

Total equipment Rates posted on Truckstop.com decreased 2.7% in the latest week to $2.24.  Compared to last year Rates are up 12.6%. According to the Market Outlook from FTR we should expect to see Rates average a decline of 0.5% per week over the next four weeks.

Load Availability: Decreased 32.4% from the previous week

Load Availability for Total equipment on Truckstop.com decreased 32.4 % in the latest week to an index value of 91.7. Compared to last year Availability is up 35.3%. Over the last 4 weeks Availability has averaged a decrease of 8.32%.

For more information on the Trans4Cast, please contact:

Roxanne Bullard
Director of Research, Truckstop.com
RoxanneBullard@Truckstop.com   |   800-203-2540 ext. 6230