July Cowen/AFS Freight Index: High fuel surcharges, seasonal factors to prop up transportation costs

July 19, 2022

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ATLANTA (July 18, 2022) – AFS Logistics (afs.net), an industry-leading 3PL provider, and Cowen Research today released the July 2022 Cowen/AFS Freight Index, a quarterly transportation pricing snapshot with predictive pricing across multiple sectors in the freight industry. The latest release of the index shows the effect of significantly higher carrier fuel surcharges and inflationary pressures across truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL) and parcel. Growth trajectories across modes are flattening, as seasonal factors and continued high fuel costs work against the downward pricing pressure of softening demand.

“The freight market has a variety of factors exerting pressure on prices, a notable one being the double-edged sword of inflation. It hit a 40-year high ....

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