Logistics Management & Distribution Report

Market Watch.


Average prices for moving less-than-truckload (LTL) freight retreated in April, falling 0.6% from March levels. Due to previous hikes, though, LTL rates remained 5.9% higher than they were a year ago. Truckload rates, meanwhile, held steady between March and April and are up only 1.8% over year-ago levels. Even so, average prices for all types of motor freight rose 3.7% between April 1999 and April 2000. That is the fastest year-on-year escalation rate to date recorded by the Bureau of Labor Statistics' producer price index program.

% CHANGE  VS.:   1 month ago   6 mos. ago   1 yr. ago 
Less-than-truckload   -0.6   +3.1   +5. … 

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