Cass Transportation Indexes
As the nation’s largest payer of freight bills, Cass manages more than $22 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. It has long been used by industry analysts and economists as an accurate barometer of North American shipping and economic trends.
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).
The Cass/INTTRA Ocean Freight Indexes™ measure fluctuations in U.S. import and export container volumes.