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Bureau of Labor Statistics Follow Us | What's New | Release Calendar | Blog Economic News Release U.S. Table of Contents The PDF version of the news release News release charts. Transportation Services Index. Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2016. Supply chain activity index2016. JOC Market Data Hub. The Cass Freight Index: A Measure of North American Freight Activity. Ocean Freight Index. Cass Intermodal Price Index. Rail Cost Indexes. Page Content Railroad Cost Recovery Index (RCR) The RCR is a price index that measures changes in the price level of inputs to railroad operations: labor, fuel, materials & supplies, and other operating expenses.
The RCR, which has been produced in its current form since 1977, is published quarterly in Association of American Railroads (AAR) Railroad Cost Indexes. This publication contains both quarterly and annual versions of the RCR for the United States as a whole, and the east and west regions. In addition, AAR Railroad Cost Indexes contains other railroad-related indexes such as the All-Inclusive Index and the Rail Cost Adjustment Factor. RCR Index Detailed Description RCR Sample Publication Subscription Information Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) The RCAF was established in response to the requirement in the Staggers Rail Act of 1980 that a quarterly cost-recovery index be created. RCAF Detailed Description RCAF History View Quarterly Filings.
TIANJIN SHIPPING INDEX. Shanghai Shipping Exchange. Most Recent SCI / FTR - Transportation Intelligence / Freight Analysis & Forecasting. FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for February declined from January to a -1.0 reading, as the short term positive impact from one-time adjustments for rapidly dropping diesel prices and reversal of the 2013 Hours of Service changes runs out.
From here, the index is expected to deteriorate under pressures building from new regulations hitting the trucking sector along with continued freight growth and expected upward movement in energy prices. inShare The Shippers Conditions Index is a compilation of factors affecting the shippers transport environment. Any reading below zero indicates a less-than-ideal environment for shippers. Readings below -10 signal that conditions for shippers are approaching critical levels, based on available capacity and expected rates. Click here to view the latest release and an interactive graph of the SCI> Jonathan Starks, FTR’s Director of Transportation Analysis, commented, “February was a tough month to get a good reading on the state of the economy. Truck Tonnage Index. Cass Truckload Linehaul Index. A Measure of Market Fluctuations in Truckload Costs As the nation’s largest payer of freight bills, Cass manages more than $26 billion annually in freight spend, enabling Cass to compile meaningful logistics data that serves as an indicator of transportation industry trends.
The Cass Truckload Linehaul Index™ is a measure of market fluctuations in per-mile truckload linehaul rates, independent of additional cost components such as fuel and accessorials. July 2015 The cost of truckload shipping continues to rise, as higher contract rates continue to filter into the index. In July, average truckload linehaul rates were 3.6% higher than last year, and 11% higher than two years ago. View data points from 2005-present.
Subscribe to receive the Index monthly. Index Definition The Cass Truckload Linehaul Index™ is an accurate, timely indicator of market fluctuations in per-mile truckload pricing. Most Recent TCI / FTR - Transportation Intelligence / Freight Analysis & Forecasting. FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for March, at 7.3, reflects a continued softness due to the end of the large drops in fuel costs and a modest lessening of demand for truck services.
However, FTR expects conditions affecting trucking companies to rebound by summer as economic growth improves, truck demand stabilizes, and capacity tightens further. Downside risks for freight growth, such as currently weak manufacturing numbers, are being monitored closely by FTR and will be reflected in future TCI forecasts if warranted. inShare Click here to view the latest release and an interactive graph of the TCI > Jonathan Starks, FTR’s Director of Transportation Analysis, commented, "Conditions for truckers and fleets remains quite positive despite the recent dip in the index.
"This will be especially true for exports of U.S. goods, as the dollar has risen over 20% in the last year and our goods are now more expensive and less competitive in global markets. World Container Index.