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Analysis of the U.S. Bank 2021 Q3 Freight Payment Index featuring Patricia Gabriel & Bobby Holland
Episode 7603rd November 2021 • Supply Chain Now • Supply Chain Now
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U.S. Bank processed $29.7 billion in freight payment transactions in 2020. Those payments and the data that accompanies them are analyzed quarterly by Bobby Holland VP/Director of Freight Data Solutions at U.S. Bank and his team. The FPI report includes quarter over quarter, year over year, and full-year data and analysis.

According to a summary released by U.S. Bank, “The U.S. Bank National Shipments Index showed growth, but at a slightly slower pace in the third quarter, compared to the preceding quarter, and year-over-year, reflecting several headwinds. This included an increase in the COVID-19 Delta variant, general supply chain constraints, and auto plant slowdowns/shutdowns due to supply chain and microchip shortage issues.”

In this interview, Bobby is joined by Patricia Gabriel, Vice President of U.S. Customer Service with Mondelez international, to share the results of the Q3 2021 report with Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton, interpreting what they may mean for the economy and the shipping industry in the short and longer-term.

• The sources of the ‘index headwinds’ that Bobby and his team saw evidenced in this quarter’s report

• How a lack of return freight from the Northeast region of the country is making it harder for shippers to get drivers to head in that direction in the first place

• Localized issues beyond the regional level, such as weather events and city-specific traffic congestion, that are having a widespread impact on rates

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