TCA Benchmarking

FreightWaves Customer SuccessExchange

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

Reefer Capacity

FreightWaves Customer SuccessExchange

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

FreightWaves Customer SuccessExchange

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

FreightWaves Customer SuccessExchange

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

Weighted Rejection Index

FreightWaves Customer SuccessTrucking Supply/Demand

What is it? The Weighted Rejection Index (WRI) is the product of Outbound Tender Market Share (OTMS) and Outbound Tender Rejection Index Weekly Change (OTRIW) for an individual market. The formula is:  OTMS x OTRIW = WRI For example Atlanta’s Outbound Tender Market Share value is 4% and outbound rejections increased from 3% to 5% over the past seven days. … Read More

Predictive Rates

FreightWaves Customer SuccessPredictive Rates

SONAR’s ground breaking Predictive Rate tool forecasts market rates for the route between any two locations. Using FreightWaves’ scientific data sources, SONAR aggregates estimated future rates for your selected route up to a year in advance and even calculates the low, high and median prices. The rates are representative of the spot market. Learn more about to use our Predictive … Read More

Correlation Matrix

FreightWaves Customer SuccessCorrelation Matrix

What is it? A grid that shows how strong a relationship is between multiple data sets.  Who is interested? Anyone looking to measure the strength of the relationship between two variables.  What does it tell me? The matrix tells you how well two indexes move together on a scale of -1 to 1. The closer the value is to -1 … Read More

3D Maps

FreightWaves Customer Success3D Map

What is it? Users have the ability to show color and height on the Maps by turning on the 3D Function.   Who is interested? Anyone looking to get a full picture of what is happening in the market.  What does it tell me? By having the ability to add two different indices onto one map, our users can get a … Read More