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Q1 2019

Freight Payment Index Overview

While 2019 was off to a slower start – with the U.S. Bank National Shipment Index decreasing 10.5% from the fourth quarter – the spend index remained at high levels and grew 2.7% compared with first quarter 2018. And now that winter weather, which had a huge impact in the Midwest, has passed, economic activity is expected to pick up.

Download the latest U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index

Dive into the details in the latest U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index, which includes commentary by Bob Costello, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for the American Trucking Associations (ATA).

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.

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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