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Total MDI: Up 1.3 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 1.3 points in the latest week to 16.4, an increase of 8.4%.  Compared to last year the MDI is up 7.1 points, or 76.7%.  Over the last 4 weeks it has averaged a decrease of 0.2 points.  According to the Market Outlook from FTR we should expect to see it average an increase of 0.8 points over the next four weeks.

Total Rates: Up 1.4% from the previous week
Total equipment Rates posted on Truckstop.com increased 1.4% in the latest week to $1.83.  Compared to last year Rates are up 6.3%. According to the Market Outlook from FTR we should expect to see Rates average a gain of 1.% per week over the next four weeks.

Load Availability: Increased 4.6% from the previous week
Load Availability for Total equipment on Truckstop.com increased 4.6% in the latest week to an index value of 78.1. Compared to last year Availability is up 43.0%. Over the last 4 weeks Availability has averaged an increase of 0.08%.

For more information on the Trans4Cast, contact:
Nate Clayville
Corporate Economist, Truckstop.com
+1 208.447.8610

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