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Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis Blog Feature
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By: Rick LaGore on September 20th, 2022

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Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis

Truckload | Intermodal Transportation

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market.

Intermodal Index Spot Rate per Mile-Sep-21-2022-04-47-28-76-PM

For the week of September 19, 2022, domestic intermodal spot rate index:

  • Decreased 1.8% from the prior week.
  • Decreased 24.9% from prior year.

2022 Year-to-Date Intermodal Volume by Region and Equipment

North American Intermodal 

  • -4.3%

Intermodal Volume by Region

  • United States: -5.1%
  • Canada: -1.8%
  • Mexico:  -1.6%

Intermodal Volume by Equipment Type

  • Container: -3.1%
  • Trailer: -21.7%

Comparison of Truckload to Intermodal Spot Rate 

National Truckload Spot Rate, as reported by the DAT Trendline Report:

  • Down 0.1% from prior week.
  • Down 8.1% from prior year.

Domestic 53' Intermodal Spot Rate:

  • Down 1.8% from the prior week. 
  • Down 24.9% from the prior year.

For a full review of the US Intermodal Savings Against Truckload we point you to a tremendous piece of research the Journal of Commerce publishes quarterly.

Diesel Fuel Comments: 

diesel fule priceThe EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) reported average diesel fuel price of $4.964 per gallon this week, which is down $0.069 or 1.4% from the prior week.

The diesel price per gallon is up $1.579 or 46.6% from the same period last year.

The EIA's September 2022 diesel price average price projection is $4.99 per gallon for calendar year.


EIA's most recent 2022 projection for oil & diesel prices:

  • WTI - $98.07
  • Brent - $104.21

The full spreadsheet of the historical weekly price moves of diesel full can be found at https://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/


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Intermodal Spot Rate Trend Graphs

Intermodal Index Spot Rate per Mile-Sep-07-2022-08-40-57-98-PM

Intermodal Index Spot Rate Year-over-Year Percentage Change-Sep-07-2022-08-40-57-99-PM

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