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Freight Payment Index Insights & Trends


Q1 2018

Freight Index Overview
Bob Costello, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President American Trucking Associations.

The U.S. Bank National Spend Index grew again during the first quarter 2018 both sequentially and year-over-year, highlighting continued tightness in the truck market.

The National Shipment Index rose for the fifth straight quarter, but by the smallest amount during any quarter over that period. Although, for a first quarter of the year it was the second strongest on record. It is also quite good considering that the first three months of 2018 were expected to exhibit the softest economic growth of any quarter this year.

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Published quarterly, the U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index showcases current freight shipping volumes and expenditures on both national and regional levels, allowing you to make decisions based on the facts most relevant to your organization.

The U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index is compiled by our team of dedicated consultants with more than a decade of industry experience. Source data is collected from the more than $23 billion in global freight payments that U.S. Bank Freight Payment processes for our corporate and federal government clients each year.

To learn how benchmarking and our comprehensive business intelligence can impact your organization, contact U.S. Bank at or 866.274.5898.


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