Cass Transportation Indexes

As the nation’s largest payer of freight bills, Cass manages more than $23 billion annually in freight spend, enabling Cass to compile meaningful logistics data that serves as an indicator of transportation industry trends. The following indexes are closely followed by economists, analysts, shippers and carriers for their accuracy and insights. 

Cass Freight Index

The Cass Freight Index™ measures overall North American freight volumes and expenditures. Our monthly report provides valuable insight into freight trends as they relate to other economic and supply chain indicators and the overall economy.

Mode-Specific Cost Indexes 

The Cass Truckload Linehaul Index™ is a measure of fluctuations in U.S. domestic baseline truckload costs. It accurately isolates the linehaul component of full truckload costs from other components (e.g. fuel and accessorials).

The Cass Intermodal Price Index™ measures changes in U.S. domestic intermodal costs. Unlike the truckload index which measures linehaul rates only, the Intermodal Price Index tracks all costs (linehaul, fuel and accessorials).

Import/Export Indexes 

The Cass/INTTRA Ocean Freight Indexes™ measure fluctuations in U.S. import and export container volumes.