Trans4Cast Week 32: MDI Increases 150% over Last Year

Trans4Cast Week 33 Demand Index

Total MDI: Up 0.2 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 increased 0.2 points in the latest week to 29.1, an increase of 0.9%. Compared to last year, the MDI is up 17.5 points, or 150.9%. Over the last 4 weeks it has averaged a decrease of 0.2 points.  According to the Market Outlook from FTR, we should expect to see an average increase of 0.1 points over the next four weeks.


Total Rates: Down 0.3% from the previous week

Total equipment Rates posted on Truckstop.com decreased 0.3% in the latest week to $2.18. Compared to last year, Rates are up 19.0%. According to the Market Outlook from FTR, we should expect to see Rates average a gain of 0.1% per week over the next four weeks.


Load Availability: Decreased 1.6% from the previous week

Load Availability for Total equipment on Truckstop.com decreased 1.6 % in the latest week to an index value of 110.8. Compared to last year, Availability is up 75.5%. Over the last 4 weeks Availability has averaged a decrease of 1.72%.

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For more information on the Trans4Cast, please contact:

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