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FreightWaves Pricing Power Index

The FreightWaves Pricing Power Index uses analytics and data from FreightWaves’ SONAR platform to analyze the market and estimate the negotiating power for rates between shippers and carriers based on eight key market indicators. Weekly updates can be found at

Michael Rudolph Friday, January 27, 2023

Markets are bad, but they could be worse

Volumes have continued their recovery from the winter holiday season with a surge in pent-up freight demand unleashed into the market. Naturally, since last week’s data was affected by holiday noise, the Outbound Tender Volume Index (OTVI) faces some absurdly easy comps on a weekly basis. Even still, accepted tender volumes remain below their levels of 2021 and ’22 for the time being. 

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