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10/16/2017


Total MDI: Down 8.5 points from the previous week
The MDI is a measure of relative truck demand in the spot market. It compares load availability to truck availability.

The MDI for Total equipment decreased 8.5 points in the latest week to 36.1, a decrease of 19.0%.  Compared to last year the MDI is up 21.8 points, or 153.1%.  Over the last 4 weeks it has averaged a decrease of 0.7 points.  According to the Market Outlook from FTR we should expect to see it average an increase of 1.2 points over the next four weeks.


Total Rates: Down 0.6% from the previous week
Total equipment Rates posted on Truckstop.com decreased 0.6% in the latest week to $2.27.  Compared to last year Rates are up 23.3%. According to the Market Outlook from FTR we should expect to see Rates average a gain of 0.3% per week over the next four weeks.


Load Availability: Decreased 13.6% from the previous week
Load Availability for Total equipment on Truckstop.com decreased 13.6 % in the latest week to an index value of 132.8. Compared to last year Availability is up 81.4%. Over the last 4 weeks Availability has averaged a decrease of 0.95%.

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