k, the Freight Intel Group surveys hundreds of brokers throughout the country to gauge sentiment about volumes, capacity and margins over the final three months of the year. Also, we establish contract rates as paper rates because of their resemblance to rate agreements that can be modified by either party at any time rather than firm perpetual agreements. In September, brokers are very optimistic about capacity for the remainder of 2019, but not so optimistic about margins especially paper rates.

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