Truckload line-haul costs have risen 4.3 percent last month compared to February 2012, but have remained flat from January, according to the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index.
Intermodal costs have increased by 2.2 percent compared to last month and 9.9 percent year over year.
Truckload rates have remained on an upward trajectory since a low point in 2010. The Cass index points to increased rates from the end of 2012, which are likely to hold this year.
Cass attributes high intermodal costs to volume increases. - Jon Ross