US Intermodal Rate Index Spikes $107 in Four Weeks

The index for the week ending Oct. 7 of U.S. intermodal rates climbed for a fourth straight week, with eastbound rate increases continuing to pull the average up, according to data on all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door spot pricing quoted by railroads and provided by the 3PL IDS. The overall rate rose 1.1 percent or $23 in the week to $2,139, yielding a cumulative increase of $107 over the past four weeks. Despite the increases, when comparing 18lanes of this index that have been recorded for the past year, the average is down 6.3 percent year-over-year.

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