FreightWaves, in conjunction with DAT and Nodal Exchange, are creating the first-ever Trucking Freight Futures contracts.

Trucking Freight Futures will help bring transparency to the $725 billion North American trucking industry and help participants mitigate price risks. DAT has created a North American trucking market spot lane price assessment methodology specifically for the settlement of the Trucking Freight Futures contracts. Monthly futures contracts will be listed on Nodal Exchange and cleared through Nodal Clear. These contracts will be financially settled against the average of DAT’s daily price assessments for the relevant lane. 

Interested in learning about why Trucking Freight Futures make sense and more about how this product came together? Read FreightWaves' coverage of why Trucking Freight Futures are long overdue by clicking below.

Our Trucking Freight Futures Partners

DAT operates the largest truckload freight marketplace in North America. Transportation brokers, carriers, news organizations and industry analysts rely on DAT for market trends and data insights derived from 270 million freight matches in 2018, and a database of $57 billion of market transactions.

Nodal Exchange is a derivatives exchange providing price, credit and liquidity risk management solutions to participants in the North American energy markets. Nodal Exchange is a leader in innovation, having introduced the world’s largest set of electric power locational (nodal) futures contracts.

Who Benefits from Trucking Freight Futures

Trucking Freight Futures Contract Lanes

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Learn More About Trucking Freight Futures

To learn more about Trucking Freight Futures and how they work, we recommend watching this CNBC interview with the CEO and founder of FreightWaves.