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Market Percent Change *Today’s Value Last value
NTI.USANational Truckload Index 0 $2.29 $2.28
NTIL.USANTI (Linehaul Only) 0.01 $1.63 $1.62
NTIDL.USANTI (Linehaul Daily) 0.04 $1.74 $1.68
OTRI.USAOutbound Tender Rejection Index -0.01 3.73 3.78
OTVI.USAOutbound Tender Volume Index -0.01 9120.41 9166.52
Market Percent Change *Today’s Value Last value
MQFWSCTP.USASupply Chain Tech Index 0 $3699.47 $3693.6
Market Percent Change *Today’s Value Last value
IOTI.USAInbound Ocean TEU Index 0.02 1484.25 1457.23
IOSI.USAInbound Ocean Shipment Index 0.01 2182.37 2163.04
FBXD.GLBL -0.01 1154.34 1160.29
FBXD.CNAW 0 1617.51 1617.39
Market Percent Change *Today’s Value Last value
IMOTRI.LAXIntermodal Outbound LA Tender Rejection Rate 0.56 1.26% 0.81%
IMOTRI.CHIIntermodal Outbound CHI Tender Rejection Rate 0 0.55% 0%
Market Percent Change *Today’s Value Last value
DTS.USADiesel Truckstop Retail Aaverage 0 $4.266 $4.271
ULSDR.USAUltra-Low Sulphur Diesel Rack Price 0 $2.891 $2.891

Weekly NTI Update: September 26, 2022

FreightWaves Pricing Power Index

The minor fall and the major lift

This week, freight markets underwent a surprising rally that saw a wave of volumes sweep across the country.

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FreightWaves Pricing Power Index

Death by a thousand cuts

FreightWaves Pricing Power Index

Pumping the brakes

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

American Shipper

Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine

Company Earnings

Bankruptcies and Layoffs

Layoffs and Bankruptcies

Postal Service contractor to cut 450 jobs, close 2 facilities in California

Amid an ongoing financial dispute with the U.S. Postal Service, Matheson Flight Extenders plans to lay off more than 450 employees by Dec. 15 and close its mail sorting facilities in California.

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GXO to add Clipper Logistics to portfolio

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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Electric fleets made possible through innovative infrastructure partnerships

Many fleet owners have become laser focused on moving away from diesel fuel, which accounts for the majority of greenhouse gas emissions in the sector. Heavy-duty electric trucks are poised to be one of the primary solutions to this issue.

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Net-Zero Carbon


Sierra Club still sees rail as ‘a climate solution’

Rail electrification and locomotives powered by green hydrogen are two goals that the rail industry and federal and state leaders should adopt, according to the Sierra Club’s revised statement on how to encourage clean transportation for the railroads.

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