Superior Benchmarking Data Helps You Compare Costs

As a Cass freight payment customer, you can benchmark your freight costs against your peers. Cass customers who elect to participate in Cass Benchmarking Services can:

  • Benchmark your costs by movement type such as LTL, TL and rail
  • Estimate costs for traffic lanes under consideration
  • Compare your costs to market trends over time
  • Set targets for future negotiations

Benchmark Lanes and Cost Components

The Cass benchmarking database consists of actual paid freight data provided by Cass clients – some of the world’s largest companies, many of whom exceed $100 million in annual transportation spend and are Fortune 500 companies. This diversity of shippers and range of volume provides a statistically valid cross-sampling of industries and shipments in America.

Related shipment information includes mode, origin/destination, weight and more. The data is cleansed and normalized by Cass. All shipment mileage uses the same basis.

Benchmarking data for comparison includes such details as:

  • Mode of transportation (intermodal, LTL, bulk,  truckload, temperature controlled and rail)
  • Origin/destination regions
  • Shipment weight
  • Shipment mileage
  • Cost/shipment
  • Miles/shipment
  • Cost/mile
  • Cost/CWT

After a thorough analysis of market costs, you will be prepared with data and targets for your next carrier sourcing initiative.

Cass Transportation Indexes