Knowing the difference between a strong market and a weak one is usually just a matter of time and data. With the passage of time and the context it brings, anyone can point to the moment before markets plunged and say, “see, the signs were there, how did we not see it?” But what about the present time? What about right now? Our daily analysis of the freight market is broad, and we don’t rely on singular datasets. In fact, we aggregate data from hundreds of independent data sources to get a perspective on the conditions of the overall market. We combine near-time data, most within the last 24 hours, leveraging our team of 25 journalists and a dozen market analysts to monitor, analyze and interpret signals in the market.