Trans4Cast Week 37: MDI up 171% over 2016


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Total MDI: Up 3.8 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 3.8 points in the latest week to 38.8, an increase of 10.7%. Compared to last year, the MDI is up 24.5 points, or 171.9%. Over the last 4 weeks, it has averaged an increase of 2.4 points. According to the Market Outlook from FTR, we should expect to see it average an increase of 0.7 points over the next four weeks.

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Total Rates: Up 1.4% from the previous week
Total equipment Rates posted on Truckstop.com increased 1.4% in the latest week to $2.31. Compared to last year Rates are up 24.8%. According to the Market Outlook from FTR, we should expect to see Rates average a gain of 0.3% per week over the next four weeks.

Load Availability: Increased 29.3% from the previous week
Load Availability for Total equipment on Truckstop.com increased 29.3% in the latest week to an index value of 139.8. Compared to last year, Availability is up 92.7%. Over the last 4 weeks Availability has averaged an increase of 6.80%.

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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