As the nation’s largest payer of freight bills, Cass manages $28 billion annually in freight spend, enabling us to compile meaningful data that serves as an indicator of transportation industry trends. The Cass Intermodal Price Index® is a measure of market fluctuations in U.S. domestic intermodal costs. Calculation methodology for the index was developed by the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute in collaboration with Cass.
Read our monthly report for analysis and commentary on the Cass Intermodal Price Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, and the Cass Freight Index.
Note: All historical data for the truckload and intermodal indexes was restated in November 2019, with an extremely high correlation to the previous data.
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The Cass Intermodal Price Index is an accurate, timely indicator of market fluctuations in per-mile U.S. domestic intermodal costs. The index includes all costs associated with the move (linehaul, fuel and accessorials). It is based on costs as of January 2005 and uses a base value of 100.
Data within this unique index is derived from actual freight invoices paid on behalf of Cass’ clients.