Railroad Dashboard

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The basics such as weekly carload and intermodal unit traffic by commodity, weekly operating metrics including speed and terminal dwell, published tariff rates and railroad cost indices Differentiated  look at rail equipment with railcar lease rates by car type and railcar storage prices Proprietary intermodal volume and spot rate data by lane, city, container size and loaded/empty

Air Cargo Weekly Metrics

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Provides high level air cargo capacity trend weekly and forward outlook for top 6 U.S. gateway airports Aids planning and pricing with unique visibility into airport truck wait times nationally with weekly updates Tracks weekly pricing trends in three critical benchmark air cargo markets into the U.S. that indicate overall strength of air cargo demand and pricing

Energy Data

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Crude is the starting point for determining the ultimate price of products, – the West Texas Intermediate (WTI.USA) and Brent (Brent.USA) are the most important benchmarks. Diesel costs are the second highest expense for a trucking company (behind wages) and account for around 24% of operations costs SONAR includes wholesale/rack (ULSDR.USA), truckstop retail (DTS.USA) and fuel surcharge prices (DOE.USA)

Macro Economic Data

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The macro economy is vast, so is our database. All major economic data points are in one place You can compare your segments that impact to you to proprietary SONAR data to get a jump on monthly data releases Insights for both industrial and consumer facing segments

TCA Benchmarking

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Gives you metrics from the Best Practices Group to compare your company to 17 benchmarking tickers

Reefer Capacity

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Built specifically for a Reefer Load Shipper (see Green dots for locations)  This is giving a quick view of current Reefer Capacity pressures in the shipper specific markets.  A quick first view of the day market condition dashboard to help identify if you have issues or not, plus road conditions.

Predictive Rates

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Gives you current and forecasted rates along with the market pressures in the Origin and Destination Markets. Also, shows daily retail cost ULSD/gallon in all markets along route.  Allows you to make quick decisions in rate negotiations

AIRUSD, AIREUR, and AIRLOC: Transportation Air Cargo Index Price to Ship Air Cargo

Hannah BlalockAir

What is it? The TAC index for specific major global air cargo market lanes. Updated weekly. Represents a combination of contract and spot rates for general cargo used in the market for the previous week.  Rates are expressed per kilogram in three currencies: US dollars, Euros, and local currency. Rates include applicable surcharges for fuel and security.  The index names … Read More

Region Specific Capacity Constraint

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Gives you quick daily analysis of capacity pressure and trending in specific markets Provides visibility on pricing pressures and service issues Users can change the geographic markets in this dashboard to their own preferences

Mortgage Debt Outstanding ($B)

Hannah BlalockMacro Economic Indicators

MDO, MDOG What is it? The consumer credit reports show outstanding credit extended for mortgages. Who is interested? Analysts, investors, bankers, financial institutions What does it tell me? This shows the total amount of credit that is extended to households for mortgage loans. When utilization increases, consumers are typically confident in current and future economic conditions. Typically, this is consistent … Read More

Motor Vehicle Car Loans Outstanding ($B)

Hannah BlalockMacro Economic Indicators

MVLO, MVLOG What is it? The consumer credit reports show outstanding credit extended for motor vehicle car loans. Who is interested? Analysts, investors, bankers, financial institutions What does it tell me? This shows the total amount of credit that is extended to households for motor vehicle loans. When credit utilization increases, consumers are typically confident in current and future economic … Read More

Total Consumer Credit Outstanding ($B), Revolving, Nonrevolving

Hannah BlalockMacro Economic Indicators

CCO, CCOG, CCOR, CCORG, CCONR, CCONRG, What is it? The consumer credit reports show outstanding credit extended for household, family and other personal expenditures. This does not include loans secured by real estate. Revolving – Credit wherein a consumer is allowed to borrow up to a prearranged limit and repay the in one or more installments. This includes credit card … Read More

Inventory Sales Ratio

Hannah BlalockMacro Economic Indicators

TBIS, TMIS, TMISG, TRIS, TRISG, TWIS, TWISG What is it? Total Business Inventory to Sales Ratio (TBIS) is the monthly ratio of inventory (end of month value) to monthly sales. These ratios can be looked at as indications of the number of months inventory that are on hand. i.e. An inventory/sales ratio of 2.5.` Who is interested? Analysts, High-level executives, … Read More

Chicago Fed National Activity Index

Hannah BlalockMacro Economic Indicators

CFNAI, CFNAIG What is it? The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) is a monthly measure that gauges overall economic activity throughout the U.S. It uses a weighted average of 85 monthly indicators of national economic activity, including; production and income; employment, unemployment, and hours; personal consumption and housing; and sales, orders, and inventories. Who is interested? Economists, analysts, retailers, … Read More

Delinquency Rate on Credit Card Loans

Hannah BlalockMacro Economic Indicators

DRCC, DRCCG What is it? This is the measure of delinquent loans and leases that are past thirty days due or more. It includes those that are still accruing interest and in nonaccrual status. This is calculated on a quarterly basis. Who is interested? Economists, analysts, retailers, investors, policymakers What does it tell me? Credit card delinquency rates give insight … Read More

Household Debt Service Payments – Percent of Disposable Personal Income

Hannah BlalockMacro Economic Indicators

HDP, HDPG What is it? The household to debt ratio is an approximation of the ratio of debt payments to disposable personal income Who is interested? Economists, analysts, retailers, investors, policymakers What does it tell me? The movements in the household debt levels have implications for spending for consumers. Consumer activity is a major factor in economic growth. When debt … Read More

Regional Surveys of Business Activity

Hannah BlalockMacro Economic Indicators

PFICA, PFIFA, PFICAG, PFIFAG, ESMICC, ESMIFC, ESMICCG, ESMIFCG, DFICA, DFIFA, DFICAG, DFIFAG What is it? The Regional Surveys of Business activity are monthly surveys sent to manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and service firms. Each survey is built around the profile of businesses within their respective regions. Who is interested? Economists, employers, prospective employees, investors, policymakers What does it tell me? The … Read More

Weekly Jobless Claims

Hannah BlalockMacro Economic Indicators

WJC.USA, WJCG.USA What is it? Claims for unemployment are used as a barometer for the pace of layoffs in the general economy. The weekly results for the applications can be volatile, so the four-week moving average is used to detect underlying trends. Some investors use Jobless Claims to build out their outlook for economic performance and conditions. Who is interested? … Read More

Index IRAILMS

Hannah BlalockRail/Intermodal

Index Name: Inbound Rail Market Share What is it? The portion of container shipments on railroad that arrived inbound to a particular market during the prior seven days. IRAILMS is broken down between loaded and empty: IRAILMSL and IRAILMSE. Who is interested? Railroads, railroad shippers, intermodal marketing companies, drayage companies, freight brokerage companies, analysts What does it tell me? IRAILMS … Read More

Index ORAILMS

Hannah BlalockRail/Intermodal

Index Name: Outbound Rail Market Share What is it? The portion of container shipments on railroad that departed outbound from a particular market during the prior seven days. ORAILMS is broken down between loaded and empty: ORAILMSL and ORAILMSE.  Who is interested? Railroads, railroad shippers, intermodal marketing companies, drayage companies, freight brokerage companies, analysts What does it tell me? ORAILMS … Read More