Updates to our Pandemic Recovery page

Please note, some features have been retired and we have added in new content.

TRACKING THE PANDEMIC RECOVERY

Your one-stop shop for  complimentary industry content

This page is a collection of all of our complimentary resources available to industry participants. Whether you prefer to read updates, listen to podcasts, or take in the most recent webinar, this page will have the most up-to-date content covering everything associated with the commercial freight industry.  

Spot Market Insights

08/15/2022

Spot rates and volume fall in all segments in the latest week

Spot metrics in the Truckstop.com system were uniformly weaker during the week ended August 12 (week 32) as flatbed spot rates continued to fall more sharply than rates in dry van and refrigerated. The decline in flatbed rates was not as steep as it had been in each of the three preceding weeks, but it was still quite large for the segment. Total load postings fell for the fourth straight week and were below the comparable five-year average level for the first time since late June 2020.

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Complimentary State of Freight Webinar

Key Issues Recorded 07.14.2022

 

Key Issues in Transportation

Recorded - Thursday, July 14, 2022 

Join Eric Starks, Avery Vise, and Todd Tranausky as they explore these key topics and more:

* What the spot market is – and isn’t – telling us about trucking.
* How active trucking capacity has recovered - and shifted - and why it matters.
* The latest on California’s AB 5 law and what it means for truck freight.
* What easing lockdowns in China mean for international goods demand and its impact on transportation markets.
* Port conditions are primed for change, but will things be better or worse?
* Will STB involvement in the contentious rail service issue help?

 

State of Freight podcasts

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Two engaging podcasts to keep you ahead of the competition!

Too many transportation podcasts either continually chase the next hot topic or provide little substance with regards to actionable insights.  

Each week, our VP's of Trucking & Rail provide expert insights on the current state of their respective industries, including a downloadable graphics package so you can stay one step ahead of your competition.

Orders & Indices

Class 8 truck orders

Class 8 Orders

We track class 8 truck orders for the transportation industry and report on preliminary order numbers on a monthly basis.

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Trailer Orders

We track trailer orders for the transportation industry and report on preliminary order numbers on a monthly basis.
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Trucking Conditions Index

The Trucking Conditions Index represents five major conditions in the U.S. full-load truck market. These metrics are combined into a single index that tracks the market conditions that influence fleet behavior.
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Shippers Conditions Index

This index represents four major conditions in the U.S. full-load freight market. These metrics are combined into a single index that tracks the market conditions that influence a shipper's freight transportation environment.

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