Set greater expectations for predicted market activity.

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Did you know? You can measure which direction the manufacturing segment is moving by using the Purchasing Managers Index. What is it? Purchasing Managers Index (ISM) – The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) is the largest not-for-profit professional supply management organization in the world. The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) is a diffusion index published by the ISM that gives the direction … Read More

What’s your ALOHA?

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Did you know? You can gauge carrier decisions on freight availability and pricing with SONAR’s Average Length of Haul. What is it? Average Length of Haul (ALOHA) – Average Length of Haul captures the number of reported monthly miles, divided by the number of reported loads during the same interval by carriers participating in the Truckload Carrier’s Association’s TCA Profitability Program, … Read More

Monitor domestic and global tonnage.

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Did you know? You can track inbound and outbound Air Cargo Tonnage going forward for 12 weeks in SONAR?   What is it? Inbound and Outbound Air Cargo Tonnage – The Air Cargo Capacity Index is a measure of the scheduled airline available tonnage capacity for passenger wide-body and freighter aircraft serving a market or an airport on an outbound (OACT) and … Read More

Understand freight demand in major trade lanes.

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Did you know? You can monitor spot prices for 40-foot ocean containers across 12 major maritime lanes. What is it? Freightos Baltic Daily Index (FBXD) – The Freightos Baltic Daily Index measures the daily price movements of 40-foot containers in 12 major maritime lanes. It is expressed as an average price per 40-foot container (in US$). This index is the world’s only … Read More

Monitor intermodal spot rates for faster decision making.

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Did you know? You can see domestic intermodal spot rates throughout the U.S. and easily compare them to truckload rates? What is it? Intermodal 53’ Container Spot Rates (INTRM) – This displays the weekly average door-to-door intermodal spot rates for 53’ containerized movements.  The intermodal rates are presented on a per-mile basis, and SONAR users can see the weekly average for all … Read More

Analyze the effects of truck utilization and rates.

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Did you know? You can see how rates and truck utilization are affecting revenue by using SONAR’s revenue per driver per week index. What is it? Revenue per driver per week (DRVREV) — This index captures the total amount of Linehaul and Accessorial revenue generated per week, expressed on a “per-driver” basis. Please note that fuel surcharge is excluded from this index. … Read More

Truckstop.com rates keep you moving forward.

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Did you know? You can see actual lane rates across the top 103 lanes by using SONAR’s Truckstop.com Rate indices What is it? Truckstop.com Rate Index – This is the 7-day all-in average rate along 103 of the most heavily trafficked lanes in the Truckstop.com Rate Analysis Tool database. The rates are available for Van (TSTOPVR), Reefer (TSTOPRR) and Flatbed (TSTOPFR) … Read More

For a shipper, timing is everything.

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Did you know? You can measure a shipper’s reaction to capacity changes with SONAR’s Outbound Tender Lead Times Index. What is it? Outbound Tender Rejection Index (OTRI) rates are measurements of carriers’ willingness to accept the loads that are tendered to them by shippers under contract terms. It is expressed as a percentage of loads rejected to total loads tendered. OTRI can … Read More

Are spot market rates increasing or decreasing?

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Did you know? You can find trends and changes in spot market rates using Outbound Tender Rejection Rates. What is it? Outbound Tender Rejection Index (OTRI) rates are measurements of carriers’ willingness to accept the loads that are tendered to them by shippers under contract terms. It is expressed as a percentage of loads rejected to total loads tendered. OTRI can be … Read More

What are the largest markets in the nation?

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Did you know? SONAR’s Outbound Tender Market Share Index can tell you how fast volumes are growing or declining in relation to the rest of the U.S. markets. What is it? Outbound Tender Market Share (OTMS): A relative index that measures the number of outbound tendered loads in individual markets in relation to total tendered load volume for the day in the … Read More

Use length of haul to find more accurate tender rejections.

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Did you know? You can measure trends and changes in Outbound Tender Rejection Rates based on length of haul. What is it? Outbound Tender Rejection Index (OTRI) rates are measurements of carriers’ willingness to accept the loads that are tendered to them by shippers under contract terms. OTRI is expressed as a percentage of loads rejected to total loads tendered. OTRI … Read More

Big volumes changes can mean big capacity changes.

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Yesterday we discussed length of haul differences with rejections;Today we’ll visit length of haul with Tender Volumes. What is it? Outbound Tender Volume Index (OTVI):  An index of electronically tendered volumes on a given day.  A tender is a load offer from a shipper to a trucking company that is sent electronically. These are actual loads and are transmitted a few … Read More

Measure only long-haul capacity.

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Did you know? You can measure long-haul capacity using Headhaul Indices – HAULEX100, and HAULEX250. What is it? Headhaul Index (HAUL): Calculates the difference between the Outbound Tender Volume Index (OTVI) and the Inbound Tender Volume Index (ITVI). By measuring the flow of outbound and inbound freight in a market, SONAR users are able to measure capacity based on the inbound … Read More

Find more accurate tender rejections by using length of haul.

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Did you know? You can measure trends and changes in Outbound Tender Rejection Rates based on length of haul. What is it? Outbound Tender Rejection Index (OTRI) rates are measurements of carriers’ willingness to accept the loads that are tendered to them by shippers under contract terms. OTRI is expressed as a percentage of loads rejected to total loads tendered. OTRI … Read More

Identify manufacturing opportunities.

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Did you know? Industrial production can be used to help identify freight activity within manufacturing. What is it? Industrial Production Index (IPRO) – The Federal Reserve releases a monthly index that covers the industrial sectors of manufacturing, mining and utilities. The industrial segment accounts for a significant portion of national output and feeds into freight movements, particularly, flatbed trailers.  The Industrial Production … Read More

View imports BEFORE the 15th of each month.

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Did you know? You can track maritime import volumes for each U.S. port  on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. What is it? Customs Maritime Import Shipments (CSTM) – This displays data related to import shipments into the U.S. as reported by Customs and Border Patrol (CBP). This is the total number of import shipments and includes both containerized and non-containerized goods.  Who … Read More

Evaluate weekly capacity changes.

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Did you know? You can quickly see the markets with the most significant capacity changes over the past week with the Weighted Rejection Index What is it? Weighted Rejection Index (WRI) – The Weighted Rejection Index combines outbound tender market share (OTMS) and the weekly change in tender rejection rates (OTRIW). The purpose of this index is to quickly identify where rejections … Read More

Utilize the Pricing Power Index

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Did you know? You can measure who, shippers or carriers, has control of pricing with SONAR’s Pricing Power Index. What is it? DHL Supply Chain Power Pricing Index (DHLPPI.USA) – A weekly analysis produced by the Freight Intel Group using data and analytics in SONAR and other sources to estimate the current pricing power dynamics between shippers and carriers. The DHLPPI is a tool that … Read More

Watch intermodal containers like a hawk.

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Did you know? You can see daily containerized intermodal volume by container size, lane and market with SONAR’s ORAIL data. What is it? Outbound/Inbound Containerized Intermodal Volume (ORAIL/IRAIL) – is a daily series of the average containerized intermodal volume from the prior seven days.  For example, if there were 700 intermodal containers moved between City A and City B in the past week, that lane shows … Read More

Where is all the freight going?

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Did you know? SONAR’s Inbound Tender Volume Index can show you which markets the freight is delivering into, along with the trends and changes on inbound freight volumes. What is it? Inbound Tender Volume Index (ITVI): An index that measures the electronically tendered volumes based on the destination markets. Which markets are receiving the freight?   A tender is a load … Read More