The Cass Freight Index measures domestic freight modes from the 36 million invoices and $44 billion in freight spend that Cass processes annually.
The Cass Truckload Linehaul Index measures the market ebbs and flows in truckload rates measured on a per-mile-basis and removed additional cost elements such as fuel and accessorials. To quote our friends at Cass "The index isolates the linehaul component of full truckload costs from other components (e.g., fuel and accessorials), providing an accurate reflection of trends in baseline truckload prices."
Cass Information Systems and ACT Research have partnered since 2019. Transportation analyst Tim Denoyer writes the Cass Transportation Index Report monthly. Additionally, ACT Research forecasts the Cass Freight Index - Shipments and other industry metrics as part of the Freight Forecast: U.S. Rate & Volume Outlook report.