Tricky freight, short lead times, and inflexible delivery windows meant that one consumer packaged goods shipper was punished when its core carriers fell off.
Tender rejections occur when a contracted carrier rejects an electronic load request from a shipper customer. FreightWaves SONAR measures the former via the outbound tender reject index (OTRI). Carriers really only have two reasons for rejecting a contracted load. One, they do not have available capacity to service the request. Or, two, there are more […]
Spot market data is often referenced as a key indicator of activity in the trucking market. But the spot market data provides an incomplete and lagging view of market activity.
Freight market forecasting is a tricky game these days. Historical freight market data models provide good reference points, but because of the unprecedented nature of COVID-19 (a classic example of a black swan event), we have to rely on current data to understand what is taking place in the freight market. The good news is […]