US Intermodal Rates Tumble as Peak Season Ends

An index of U.S. intermodal rates fell more than $100 in the week ending Dec. 2, as all four directional indices decreased. The overall index rate of the top 36 U.S. lanes was down 5.1 percent, or $108, at $2,019, according to data on all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door spot pricing quoted by railroads and provided by the 3PL IDS. This is the biggest drop in close to a year and the lowest rate since Aug. 19, 2013.
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