The above Transportation Services Index measures the movement of freight in the U.S. This data is collected by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and put out by the Bureau of Transportation of Statistics to give insight and visibility to the public about the transportation climate.
I feel the need to apologize for my industry's apparent obsession with lack of transparency. Call it maturity (it's not that trust me), but the older I get the less patience I have for shams and shell games - something I can't stand about the logistics and transportation space I've worked in for nearly 20-years. One flaming hot example of this is the general rate increases (GRIs) the less-than-carriers announce every ten or so months.