MCI scores standardizes what it means to be a hot, neutral or cold market by assigning as score from -100 (cold) to 100 (hot) where 0 is neutral. A hot market is defined as one where there is a strong demand for equipment. Conversely, a cold market is one in which there is very little demand for trucks. Typically hot markets pay higher rates than cold markets.
Market Conditions Index (MCI) scores
Hot, neutral, and cold market definitions