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Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis Blog Feature
Rick LaGore

By: Rick LaGore on June 14th, 2021

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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 transportationThe InTek intermodal spot rate index increased 4.9% from the prior week.  

For the week of June 14, 2021, domestic intermodal spot rate index:

  • Up 4.9% from prior week.
  • Up 5.6% from 90 days ago.
  • Up 59.6% from prior year.

Lane Stats: 51.7% increased, 12.1% decreased and 36.2% went unchanged. 

YTD-to Date Intermodal Volume by Region and Equipment

North American Intermodal 

  • 16.7%

Intermodal Volume by Region

  • United States: 18.5%
  • Canada: 13.7%
  • Mexico:  1.6%

Intermodal Volume by Equipment Type

  • Container: 16.3%
  • Trailer: 22.5%

Comparison of Truckload to Intermodal Spot Rate 

The national truckload spot rate increased 0.4% last week, as reported by the DAT Trendline Report.   

Domestic 53' intermodal spot rates decreased 4.8% (on a weighted average mileage basis) from the prior week. 

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 $3.286 per gallon this week, which is up $0.012 from prior week.

The diesel price per gallon is up $0.883 or 36.7% from the same period last year.

The EIA's June 2021 diesel price average price projection is $3.07 per gallon for calendar year.


EIA's most recent 2021 projection for oil & diesel prices:

  • WTI - $61.65
  • Brent - $65.19

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

  • 53' Domestic Intermodal Price Index & Diesel Fuel Prices
  • Variance to January 1, 2013 Baseline
  • Rolling 52 Year-over-Year Comparison - 53' Domestic Intermodal and Diesel Fuel Prices
  • Rolling 52 Year-over-Year % Change - 53' Domestic Intermodal and Diesel Fuel Prices
  • 53' Domestic Intermodal and Diesel Prices Quarter-Over-Quarter Comparison 
  • 53' Domestic Intermodal Spot Rate per Weighted Average Mile and Total Volume 
  • 53' Domestic Intermodal Spot Rate Rolling 4-Week Year-Over-Year Comparison 

Intermodal Spot Rate vs Diesel Prices-Jun-15-2021-07-49-32-10-PM

Intemodal Spot Rate Index Baseline-Jun-15-2021-07-49-32-11-PM

Yr-Over-Yr Comparison Intermodal Spot Rate vs Diesel Prices-Jun-15-2021-07-49-32-12-PM

Yr-Over-Yr Percentage Comparison Intermodal Spot Rate vs Diesel Prices-Jun-15-2021-07-51-09-55-PM

Qtr-Over-Qtr Comparison Intermodal Spot Rate vs Diesel Prices-Jun-15-2021-07-49-32-10-PM

Average Intermodal Spot Rate per Mile-Jun-15-2021-07-49-32-10-PM

Average year-over-year 4 week moving average intermodal price-Jun-15-2021-07-49-32-05-PM

For more on 53' domestic intermodaltruckload , cross-border and managed transportation services, please sign-up for our weekly blogs and visit the InTek Freight and Logistics website.

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