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K-Ratio Q4 Rate Outlook

Q4 RATE OUTLOOK Trucking is a commodity and like any commodity, it’s subject to the principles of supply and demand. From 2018 to 2019, the freight market has seen a fundamental economic idea play out; when it comes to commodities, the cure for high prices is, high prices. With rates at all-time highs due to …

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Application and Strategy in Futures Markets for 3PLs

Application and Strategy in Futures Markets for 3PLs How Freight Futures Work for 3PLs The positioning of 3PLs going forward in the freight futures market is one that is often overlooked, but possibly the most important and the position that stands to lose the most. Shippers and carriers are obvious and direct benefactors to price …

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Application and Strategy in Futures Markets for Carriers

Application and Strategy in Futures Markets for Carriers How Carriers Can Use Trucking Freight Futures Though not an expense but rather a revenue, rate per mile is equally important to a Carrier as it is to a Shipper. Inside of the futures market, the Carrier maintains the same level of benefits as does the Shipper, …

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Application and Strategy in Futures Markets for Shippers

Application and Strategy in Futures Markets for Shippers How Shippers can Benefit from Trucking Freight Futures Straightforward and naturally more direct, Shippers are the market participant with the most tangible benefit to be seen in Freight Futures. Transportation expenses are estimated at 5-14% of the cost of goods sold. A Shipper with higher transportation costs …

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K-Ratio Freight Intelligence Card of the Month | Margin & Profit Per Load

Freight Intelligence Card of the Month | Margin & Profit Per Load       K-Ratio Business Intelligence | State of the Art Views for Freight Data Welcome to the demo of our Margin & Profit Per Load report, or ‘card’ as we like to call them. The Margin PPL card is one of many …

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Freight Futures Explained

The Call for North American Freight Futures Freight markets are under attack from digitization, regulations, cyclical and secular trends. These factors are driving significant market volatility while also creating significant opportunities. If a product is going somewhere in the U.S., 7 out of 10 times it is getting there on a truck. According to the …

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