Freight Market Insights & Forecasts

Learn freight market fundamentals, access the latest trends, and get spot & contract rate forecasts — including our proprietary index, the Coyote Curve®.

  • Q3 2022 Truckload Market Forecast: Spot & Contract Freight Rate Trends

    Q3 2022 Truckload Market Forecast: Spot & Contract Freight Rate Trends

    The most recent Coyote Curve update recaps what happened in Q2 and where the market is heading.

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  • Getting Back on Track: 6 Intermodal Trends for 2022

    Getting Back on Track: 6 Intermodal Trends for 2022

    Find out 6 intermodal market trends for 2022, from railroad technology improvements to drayage updates. Get 3 tips for shipping better on the rails this year.

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  • Q3 2022 Freight Market Forecast: Is Capacity Stabilizing?53:51

    Q3 2022 Freight Market Forecast: Is Capacity Stabilizing?

    Get truckload, intermodal, LTL, ocean, air and parcel trends for Q3 2022 from logistics industry experts.

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  • Are We Back on Track? 2022 Intermodal Trends40:29

    Are We Back on Track? 2022 Intermodal Trends

    Railroad shipping — especially intermodal — was perhaps the hardest hit link in the supply chain throughout the pandemic. Learn from experts at the Union Pacific, COFC and Coyote in this session.

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  • Freight Market Cheat Sheet: Shipping Trends for July 2022

    Freight Market Cheat Sheet: Shipping Trends for July 2022

    Download this quick reference guide to stay on top of LTL, truckload, intermodal and cross-border trends, and get 6 actionable tips you can apply to your supply chain.

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  • Understanding the U.S. Truckload Market: the Complete Guide for Logistics Professionals

    Understanding the U.S. Truckload Market: the Complete Guide for Logistics Professionals

    How seasonal demand, annual bids and fluctuating supply and demand affect truckload market capacity.

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  • AB5 & the Trucking Industry: How This California Bill Could Impact Driver Capacity

    AB5 & the Trucking Industry: How This California Bill Could Impact Driver Capacity

    Learn about California AB5 and what it means for the trucking industry. Find out how drivers and trucking companies are challenging this new labor law.

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  • Learn the Trucking Industry in 5 Infographics (Steal These for Your Next Presentation)

    Learn the Trucking Industry in 5 Infographics (Steal These for Your Next Presentation)

    The $800B U.S. truckload market is complex. These graphics help make it simple.

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  • Supply & Demand 101, Truckload Style: Learn the Basic Economics of the Freight Market

    Supply & Demand 101, Truckload Style: Learn the Basic Economics of the Freight Market

    Learn the basics of U.S. truckload market economics and get a crash course in supply and demand in this comprehensive guide for supply chain professionals.

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  • Who’s Behind the Wheel? An Owner-Operator Deep Dive

    Who’s Behind the Wheel? An Owner-Operator Deep Dive

    Learn the two ways owner-operator truck drivers do business. Find out how they work as independent contractors and where they find freight.

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  • Contract vs. Spot Rates: What's the Difference in Truckload Freight Shipping?

    Contract vs. Spot Rates: What's the Difference in Truckload Freight Shipping?

    Everything you need to know about committed freight pricing to run a more cost-effective supply chain.

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  • What is a Truckload Market Cycle? Learn the 7 Stages (with 3 Infographics)

    What is a Truckload Market Cycle? Learn the 7 Stages (with 3 Infographics)

    The U.S. truckload market moves in a repeating pattern, called a market cycle. Learn how carrier supply and shipper demand drive the cycle with these infographics.

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  • What's Driving the Truck Driver Shortage? Infographic of 6 Key Challenges

    What's Driving the Truck Driver Shortage? Infographic of 6 Key Challenges

    This infographic highlights 6 key labor market insights from an original driver shortage research study.

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  • How to Get the Perfect Truckload Spot Rate: 8 Rules of TL Freight Quoting

    How to Get the Perfect Truckload Spot Rate: 8 Rules of TL Freight Quoting

    Every shipper has to get spot quotes for their truckload freight — these do's and don'ts will help you get the best rate every time.

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  • How to Prepare for a Tight Truckload Market: 4 Things Shippers Can Do

    How to Prepare for a Tight Truckload Market: 4 Things Shippers Can Do

    Spot rates are on the rise and capacity is getting tighter: here's what you can do to prepare your supply chain for the inflationary leg of the truckload market cycle.

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  • Preparing for Your 2022 RFP? Here Are 7 Steps for a Better Transportation Bid

    Preparing for Your 2022 RFP? Here Are 7 Steps for a Better Transportation Bid

    A procurement expert share tips that will help you prepare for your next transportation network bid.

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  • Summertime Freight: 3 Ways Seasonal Freight Impacts Everyone's Supply Chain

    Summertime Freight: 3 Ways Seasonal Freight Impacts Everyone's Supply Chain

    How seasonal shipping can disrupt freight networks and what shippers can do to prepare.

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  • How I Built a Strategy To Withstand Any Market Condition

    How I Built a Strategy To Withstand Any Market Condition

    Steve Abiadal, Sr. Director of Logistics, shared how he uses KPIs and market insights to build a data-driven supply chain strategy.

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  • 7 Trucking Industry Infographics: Download these for Your Next Presentation

    7 Trucking Industry Infographics: Download these for Your Next Presentation

    Learn the U.S. Truckload Market with these infographics.

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  • Explaining the Coyote Curve Forecasting Model

    Explaining the Coyote Curve Forecasting Model

    Breaking down the Coyote Curve, from the proprietary data we analyze to the economic indicators we use build to confidence in our market forecasting model.

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