While freight mode optimization remains a top priority for companies, there’s an option that’s often overlooked – cross-carrier or intermodal shipping. This mode is often used interchangeably with multimodal, but … Read More
The two intermodal markets are showing divergent freight volume trends in 2020 Intermodal Rail 101: What is intermodal rail and why is it important? In short, intermodal refers to utilizing … Read More
Freight volumes SONAR’s outbound tender volume index (OTVI) measures electronically tendered truckload volumes across the U.S. Overall OTVI is indexed to 10,000 (March 1, 2018) and is the aggregated volume … Read More
While origin matters for transportation rate forecasting, the destination is often times more important. The transportation rates for a backhaul destination are naturally higher than transportation rates for a headhaul market. This holds for all freight moved by truck, rail/intermodal, ocean or air.