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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

Michael Rudolph Friday, August 12, 2022

Industry eyes are wide shut

Since the pandemic started, many shippers found their existing contracts unable to ensure carrier compliance. Supply and demand were especially volatile, and so spot rates, which are more sensitive to changing market conditions, handily outpaced contract rates.

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