Trans4Cast: Week 18: MDI Dips Slightly


Total MDI: Down 0.6 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 0.6 points in the latest week to 26.1, a decrease of 2.1%.  Compared to last year the MDI is up 12.5 points, or 91.9%. Over the last 4 weeks it has averaged an increase of 0.2  points. According to the Market Outlook from FTR we should expect to see it average an increase of 1.7 points over the next four weeks.

Total Rates: Up 0.7% from the previous week

Total equipment Rates posted on Truckstop.com increased 0.7% in the latest week to $2.07.  Compared to last year Rates are up 9.1%. According to the Market Outlook from FTR we should expect to see Rates average a gain of 0.6% per week over the next four weeks.

Load Availability: Decreased 3.5% from the previous week

Load Availability for Total equipment on Truckstop.com decreased 3.5% in the latest week to an index value of 113.7. Compared to last year Availability is up 48.3%. Over the last 4 weeks Availability has averaged an increase of 1.24%.

For more information on the Trans4Cast, please contact:

Roxanne Bullard
Director of Research, Truckstop.com
RoxanneBullard@Truckstop.com | 800-203-2540 ext. 623