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Truckload Intermodal Cost Indexes for the 1st Quarter of 2016

2016-04-27

For the first quarter 2016, the Cass Transportation Indexes, which are being used to monitor and evaluate U.S. inland rates, reflected an average of 125.3 for the Truckload Linehaul Index and 127.9 for the Intermodal Price Index (rail). Compared to the established baselines, neither of the indexes reflected a change exceeding the threshold (+/- 2 percent), therefore the inland rates will remain unchanged through the second quarter of 2016. The indexes can be found here: Cass Indexes.

Index

Baseline

Q1 2016 Index

% Index Change

Change in U.S. Inland Rates

Truckload

126.8

125.3

– 1.18%

$0

Intermodal

126.6

127.9

1.03%

$0

The second quarter review is set for July 2016 and the comparison baselines for each index will remain the same. You can view the requirements and index history here.