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12/04/2017


Total MDI: Up 7.0 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.

Total MDI: Up 7.0 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 increased 7.0 points in the latest week to 33.3, an increase of 26.7%.  Compared to last year the MDI is up 14.4 points, or 76.1%.  Over the last 4 weeks it has averaged an increase of 0.1  points.  According to the Market Outlook from FTR we should expect to see it average an increase of 0.1 points over the next four weeks.         




Total Rates: Down 2.7 % from the previous week
Total equipment Rates posted on Truckstop.com decreased 2.7% in the latest week to $2.28.  Compared to last year Rates are up 21.3%. According to the Market Outlook from FTR we should expect to see Rates average a gain of 0.5% per week over the next four weeks



Load Availability: Increased 67.9% from the previous week
Load Availability for Total equipment on Truckstop.com increased 67.9 % in the latest week to an index value of 121.6. Compared to last year Availability is up 36.1%. Over the last 4 weeks Availability has averaged an increase of 7.22%.

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