Trans4Cast Week 38: Load Availability up 110% over 2016


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Total MDI: Up 3.9 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 3.9 points in the latest week to 42.7, an increase of 10.0%. Compared to last year, the MDI is up 29.1 points, or 214.2%. Over the last 4 weeks, MDI has averaged an increase of 3.4 points. According to the Market Outlook from FTR, we should expect to see it average a decrease of 0.1 points over the next four weeks.

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Total Rates: Up 1.6% from the previous week
Total equipment Rates posted on Truckstop.com increased 1.6% in the latest week to $2.35. Compared to last year, Rates are up 29.2%. According to the Market Outlook from FTR, we should expect to see Rates average a decline of 0.1% per week over the next four weeks.

Load Availability: Increased 7.1% from the previous week
Load Availability for Total equipment on Truckstop.com increased 7.1% in the latest week to an index value of 149.7. Compared to last year, Availability is up 110.4%. Over the last 4 weeks, Availability has averaged an increase of 8.78%.

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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