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FreightWaves Pricing Power Index

The FreightWaves Pricing Power Index uses analytics and data from FreightWaves’ SONAR platform to analyze the market and estimate the negotiating power for rates between shippers and carriers based on eight key market indicators. Weekly updates can be found at https://www.freightwaves.com/news/category/news/insights/pricing-power-index.

FreightWaves Staff Friday, January 29, 2021

Freight markets bounce back after sleepy mid-January

This week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 70 (Carriers) Last week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 65 (Carriers) Three-month DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index Outlook: 75 (Carriers) The DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index uses the analytics and data in FreightWaves SONAR to analyze the market and estimate the negotiating power for […]

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FreightWaves Staff Friday, January 22, 2021

Freight markets need another source of demand

We may be seeing signs of a traditional January lull, but at a much higher level than years past. On a rejection-adjusted basis, tender volumes are running up 23% yoy versus 20% last week. Tender rejections continue to decline modestly, but carriers are still rejecting more than 1-in-5 contracted tenders. Stimulus can only carry the freight markets so long. Fortunately, the industrial economy is revving up and retailers have significant restocking ahead.

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FreightWaves Staff Friday, December 11, 2020

One last leg up before the new year?

There is a strong pipeline of West Coast imports that should feed those markets well into Q1, but the retail portions will be less time-sensitive post-Christmas. The one factor that may be suppressing volumes in the holiday season is retailers’ decision to slow the velocity of their sales in the face of low inventory levels.

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FreightWaves Staff Friday, November 20, 2020

Can LA and Dallas lead the spot market higher?

Both truckload tenders and tender rejections rose this week. If spot rates are to continue the succinct but lagging dance with tender rejections, we should see spot rates inflate over the next two weeks. Also, with Thanksgiving just a week away, drivers will be seeking freight that drives them toward home, which typically pushes rejections and spot rates higher.

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FreightWaves Staff Friday, November 13, 2020

Carriers reigning supreme this peak season

We expect strong holiday truckload and parcel demand
driven by a consumer spending portfolio that has been weighted heavily toward goods over services since the pandemic began. We believe that we are now in peak season and that shippers’ requests for trucking capacity will continue to rise.

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