Freight Market Index July 2020: The Flexibility Test

Guest commentary by Adam Gray, JBF Consulting – as provided for the July 2020 Freight Market Index report Almost every day it seems our plans are changing. Whatever we assumed were next steps … [Read more...]

Transport-Centric Macroeconomic Metrics: July 27, 2020 update

The TL market continues to be surprisingly strong with no sign of slowing.  From being completely dead in April, spot rates are now up over 30% from their lows this spring and are now averaging … [Read more...]

Why Excessive Dwell Time is Pervasive in TL Shipping And What Shippers Can Do About It

In this 2-Part series, JBF Consulting explores the impact of excessive loading times on shippers and carriers and the benefits of addressing this issue.  In Part 1, we looked at detention from … [Read more...]

The Impact of Dwell Time on Truckload Carriers

On July 1, 2020, the US House of Representatives passed the Moving Forward Act. The $1.5 trillion dollar bill touches on a wide array of transportation initiatives. Of special interest to both … [Read more...]

Transport-Centric Macroeconomic Metrics: May 29, 2020 update

by Mike Mulqueen Below are some factors that we are following that you may find of interest. National Diesel Prices Data Source: DOE US Diesel prices went up .004 cents for the week of May … [Read more...]

Transport-Centric Macroeconomic Metrics – May 25, 2020 update

by Mike Mulqueen Below are some factors that we are following that you may find of interest. National Diesel Prices Data Source: DOE In one of the few bright spots for trucking companies, … [Read more...]

Freight Market Index April 2020: How Quickly Things Change

BluJay Freight Market Index April 2020 Guest commentary by Mike Mulqueen, JBF Consulting Analysis The time period for this report will likely be remembered as the last “normal” quarter for a … [Read more...]

Transport-Centric Macroeconomic Metrics – April 2020 update

by Mike Mulqueen We are beginning to see the impact of the global shutdown in some of the transport-centric macroeconomic metrics. Below are some factors that we are following that you may … [Read more...]

Is the Tesla Semi a Game Changer in Long Haul Trucking?

Tesla has announced that their long-awaited, electric-powered “Semi” will be made available to some customers as early as the second half of this year.  image source: Tesla The truck … [Read more...]

Transportation Market Insight To Thrive Beyond Today: FMI January 2020

BluJay Freight Market Index January 2020 Guest commentary by Mike Mulqueen, JBF Consulting As we kick off 2020, financial and freight industry analysts are busy reading the TL market tea leaves. … [Read more...]