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Market Percent Change *Today’s Value Last value
NTI.USANational Truckload Index 0 $2.33 $2.32
NTIL.USANTI (Linehaul Only) 0.01 $1.68 $1.66
NTIDL.USANTI (Linehaul Daily) 0.1 $1.79 $1.63
OTRI.USAOutbound Tender Rejection Index 0 3.77 3.76
OTVI.USAOutbound Tender Volume Index 0 12080.03 12115.35
Market Percent Change *Today’s Value Last value
MQFWSCTP.USASupply Chain Tech Index 0.01 $3737.38 $3711.21
Market Percent Change *Today’s Value Last value
IOTI.USAInbound Ocean TEU Index 0.04 1527.58 1463.8
IOSI.USAInbound Ocean Shipment Index 0 2225.1 2217.79
FBXD.GLBL 0.06 1248.6 1173.5
FBXD.CNAW 0 1620 1620.21
Market Percent Change *Today’s Value Last value
IMOTRI.LAXIntermodal Outbound LA Tender Rejection Rate 0.02 2.7% 2.65%
IMOTRI.CHIIntermodal Outbound CHI Tender Rejection Rate 0.02 1.32% 1.29%
Market Percent Change *Today’s Value Last value
DTS.USADiesel Truckstop Retail Aaverage 0 $4.233 $4.24
ULSDR.USAUltra-Low Sulphur Diesel Rack Price -0.03 $2.724 $2.798

Weekly NTI Update: September 26, 2022

FreightWaves Pricing Power Index

The most wonderful time

Tender volumes were outpacing 2022 levels before the holiday and came within spitting distance of 2020 — freight demand’s second-best year on record.

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FreightWaves Pricing Power Index

The minor fall and the major lift

FreightWaves Pricing Power Index

Death by a thousand cuts

SONAR Analyst Reports

Ocean carriers’ record rejections last-ditch effort to bolster spot rates

SONAR’s Container Atlas shows new booking volumes plummeting over 35% from their Aug. 1 peak, a key indicator that U.S. import demand is rapidly deteriorating. (Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves)

Contract rate decline takes pause despite significant spot market discount

Transportation providers are going to have to maintain an aggressive posture when competing for business during the upcoming bid season.

Ocean carriers steadily losing pricing power in trans-Pacific

Ocean carriers are steadily losing pricing power on the trans-Pacific as China to U.S. demand peaks for the second half of 2023.

State of Freight Insights

Daily Infographic

The Cost Of Diesel

Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine

Company Earnings

Chart of the Week

Chart of the Week

LMI showing transportation market flip is coming

The Logistics Managers’ Index has done a great job of explaining freight market capacity shifts over the past several years. The last few months are painting a picture of a market that is racing toward a correction.

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Fresh thinking about the electric grid holds possibilities  

The electric grid holds more potential for electric truck charging than utilities currently allow. A big rethink is under way.

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Autonomous Vehicles

Kodiak Robotics makes autonomous pickup for military

Working under a U.S. Army contract, Kodiak Robotics showed a prototype of its light-duty autonomous application in a Ford F-150 pickup.

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truck driver

Net-Zero Carbon

Sponsored Insights

Renewable diesel creates pathway to cleaner transportation industry

The transportation sector is actively looking for ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This has created increased demand for cleaner, more innovative fuel sources, like renewable diesel.

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A jet being filled with sustainable aviation fuel at an airport. The fuel dolly has a blue SAF sign on it.