An FTR exclusive index tracking the changes of four major conditions in the U.S. carload freight market.
This index, found in the FTR Rail Update, tracks the impact of four major conditions in the U.S. carload freight market:
- Freight Demand
- Freight Rates
- Fleet Capacity
- Fuel Price
The individual metrics are combined into a single index that tracks the market conditions that influence the rail shippers freight transport environment helping procurement teams navigate negotiations with more authority.
A positive score represents good, optimistic conditions; a negative score represents bad, pessimistic conditions.