Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market.
For the week of May 22, 2023, domestic intermodal spot rate index:
- Down 0.1% from prior week.
- Down 30.0% from prior year.
Year-to-Date Intermodal Volume by Region and Equipment
(Please note to not read too much into the data yet, as the holiday schedule in 2023 versus 2022 is impacting the percentages.)
North American Intermodal
Intermodal Volume by Region
Comparison of Truckload to Intermodal Spot Rate
National Truckload Spot Rate, as reported by the DAT Trendline Report:
- Up 4.1% from prior week.
- Down 25.9% from prior year.
Domestic 53' Intermodal Spot Rate:
- Down 0.8% from prior week.
- Down 27.8% from the prior year.
For a full review of the 4th Qtr 2022 US Intermodal Savings Against Truckload we point you to a tremendous piece of research the Journal of Commerce publishes quarterly.
Diesel Fuel Comments:
The EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) reported average diesel fuel price of $3.883 per gallon this week, which is down $0.014 or 0.4% from the prior week.
The diesel price per gallon is down $1.688 or 30.3% from the same period last year.
The full spreadsheet of the historical weekly price moves of diesel full can be found at https://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/.
Intermodal Spot Rate Trend Graphs
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