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

What markets are carriers willing to deliver into?

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Did you know? You can pinpoint markets carriers are less willing to deliver to using Inbound Tender Rejection Rates. What is it? Inbound Tender Rejection Index (ITRI) rates are measurements of carriers’ willingness to deliver loads into a market that are tendered to them by shippers under contract terms. It is expressed as a percentage of loads rejected to total loads tendered. … Read More

How can I measure capacity in different markets?

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Did you know? SONAR’s Headhaul Index is a great tool to measure changes in capacity. 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 … Read More

Retired Indices

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  The following indices were retired from SONAR to enhance and optimize the user experience.  ABSIRETABSIWHAIRCHTRAIRCHTRAAIRCHTRDAIRCHTRIAIRCHTRLAIRCHTRPAIRFREIGHTAIRFREIGHTDAIRFREIGHTIAIRFREIGHTLAIRFREIGHTPAIRMAILAIRMAILAAIRMAILDAIRMAILIAIRMAILLAIRMAILPAIRREVAIRREVAAIRREVDAIRREVIAIRREVLAIRREVPAIRSCHAIRSCHAAIRSCHDAIRSCHIAIRSCHLAIRSCHPAUTOAVTCEBANANABDACABDEXBDFDBDIMBDPRBDPSBDSCPBDTCEBDTCMBEANSBEEFBEEFLBBMACEBMCCEBMEIEBMICEBMRCEBMTCEBONDBOOZBREADBRENTBROCLIBUTRPCBUTRPDCANOLACAPEXTACASHCASHCHGCCNIECDEGRCDTPRCFFINCFINVCFOPSCHEDARCHEESECHERRYCHICKCITVIFCITVIMCITVIWCITVIYCKTCECOFFEECOMCOCOMNGCOMPLRETCOMPLWHCOMPPCOMTCORNIVCORNPCCRUDPCCRUDPDDEMDDFBFDFBRDFCCEDFICEDFOINVDFOPRDDFRCEDFVBDIVDIVYLDDKEIEDMACEDMTCEDRILLEXPDRILLNEWDRILLPDRILLPCOMBDRILLPGASDRILLPOILEBITDAEGGSEMPLINDEMPLOFFEMPLTOTEMTCEENTVALEPCOEPNGEPPPEPTESACEESCCEESICEESRCEETHINVETHPRDFCFFCOJFLOILFREEZEFULCONFUTFWDGASINVGASNETGASPRCGASPRDGCPTIGEEIEGet a DemoGFRUITGO2BGPMGRAPEHHHHINCHLACEHLCCEHLICEHLRCEHLTCEHOGINVHOGPRCI180BI380BIAIRVOLIAIRVOLFIAIRVOLPIBIAIIBIUIIBIURIMITVIWIMOTVIWINDCOINDNGINDPPINDTINTCOVJET3BJET54BJET55BJETBJETINVJETNBJETPRDJFTCEKERINVKSCCEKSICEKSRCEKSTCELEMONLETUCELITVIWLSB1BLSHBLSJBLUACELUICELUTCEMDOMDOGMF5BMG1BMG5BMILEAGEMILKMITVIWMKTCAPMMACEMMCCEMMICEMMTCENDEBITDANGDPNINNEIENPMNWEIEOAIRVOLOAIRVOLFOAIRVOLPOATSOCCRETOCCWHOPMORANGEPAEIEPASTAPAYOUTPBOOKPCEIEPEPEPEACHPEARPEFWDPEPPERPFCFPOPPOPDENSPORKPORKLBPOTATOPOWERPSALEQRCAEQRCAMQRCDEQRCEDQRCERQRCFUQRCINQRCMSQRCPSQRCRIQRCTAQRCWAQRCWRQRCWSRAILSPEEDALLOTHRAINRBOBBRCAERCAMRCDERCEDRCERRCFURCINRCLCGRCLCHRCLGRCLGPTRCLHPTRCLLCHRCLOTHRCLSFRCMSRCPSRCRIRCSPRCTARCWARCWRRCWSRENTARENTERENTRARENTRERENTSRESCORESPPRESTRETSQFTREVREVPEREVRETREVWHRFACERFCCERFICERFTCERICEROAROEROICSBNINVSBNPRCSFOILSIGNALSITVIFSITVIMSITVIWSNOWSODASTOCKSTOCK52HISTOCK52LOSTOCKPRIORSTRBRYSUGARTATANBVTATTATTDTDCLOTDTATETCETITVIWTOMATOTRACOTRANGTRAPPTRATTURKEYTXEIEUL87BULRBULSD10BULSD3BULSDBULSDCBULSDEBULSDEXBULSJBUSDHOBVACRETVACWHVHAULWVODKAWDTCEWELLGASWELLOILWELLRIGWELLRLWELLRMBLWELLRMECHWELLROSWELLRTMPWELLSWELLWATERWHEATWHSQFTWINEWSTCEWTIYOGURT       Not a SONAR customer but want to learn more about SONAR? Visit the SONAR website to learn more. Or click the button to the right to get a demo.Get a Demo The following list is a list of indices that … Read More

Truckstop.com Rates Per Mile (TSTOPVRPM, TSTOPRRPM, TSTOPFRPM)

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The 7 day average rate per mile along 103 of the most heavily trafficked lanes in the Truckstop.com Rate Analysis Tool database. The rates are available for Van (TSTOPVRPM), Reefer (TSTOPRRPM), and Flatbed (TSTOPFRPM) modes. These weekly average rates are updated each Monday morning.  FreightWaves research indicates that on any given lane, the highest and lowest rates in a single … Read More

Truckstop.com Volume Index (TSTOPVV, TSTOPRV, TSTOPFV)

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What is it ?  Truckstop.com examined volumes for Van(TSTOPVV), Reefer(TSSTOPRV), and Flatbed(TSTOPFV) loads across the top 103 lanes in 2019. For each mode, the average weekly volume was set to an index value of 100. Any value below 100 would indicate that volume for that week was below the average for the same equipment type. Note that comparisons are only … Read More

Truckstop.com Rates (TSTOPVR, TSTOPRR, TSTOPFR)

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What is it ?  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) modes. These weekly average rates are updated each Monday morning.  FreightWaves research indicates that on any given lane, the highest and lowest … Read More

Foreign Exchange (FX)

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FX What is it? Foreign Exchange (FX) rate data for 151 countries throughout the world. FX data is viewable in Watchlists and a Chart. The rates are quoted as a ratio in both US Dollars to the Local Country Currency (LCC)  and LCC to US Dollars. The SONAR Granularity is “Currency” and the ticker symbol structure is “FX.USDLCC” and “FX.LCCUSD”. … Read More

FULSDO: Forecasted Overnight Change in ULSD Rack Price

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What is it? The Forecasted Overnight Change in ULSD Rack price is the difference (in cents) between the current rack price for a gallon of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD), and the forecasted price tomorrow. Based on more than a year of history, this forecast predicts the up/down direction correctly more than 90% of the time. This is more useful … Read More

FULSD: ULSD Next Day Rack Price

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What is it? The Future ULSD data series is a projection on where the wholesale price of ultra low sulfur diesel–known also as the “rack” price–is likely to be posted in various markets around the U.S., based on trends in the market that the actual companies that post the rack price look to in making their decisions. Those prices are … Read More

VHAUL: Dry Van Headhaul Index

Hannah BlalockMarket Volume Insights

Market Volume Insights What is it? The Dry Van Headhaul Index (VHAUL) calculates the difference between the Dry Van Outbound Tender Volume Index (VOTVI) and the Dry Van Inbound Tender Volume Index (VITVI). The Dry Van Headhaul Index will calculate the difference between the two indices, and therefore, the difference between outbound and inbound volume in markets. Example: VOTVI.ATL was … Read More

RHAUL: Reefer Headhaul Index

Hannah BlalockMarket Volume Insights

Market Volume Insights What is it? The Reefer Headhaul Index (RHAUL) calculates the difference between the Reefer Outbound Tender Volume Index (ROTVI) and the Reefer Inbound Tender Volume Index (RITVI). The Reefer Headhaul Index will calculate the difference between the two indices, and therefore, the difference between outbound and inbound volume in markets. Example: ROTVI.ATL was 250 as of August … Read More

Maritime Dashboard

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Monitor vessel traffic, ocean container pricing, import volumes, and international containerized rail volumes all in one place.  Keep track of U.S. port volumes for imports and also monitor port import market share to catch any short-term and long-term trends.  Visualize key lanes for international containerized rail volumes to identify key inland markets for both U.S. imports and exports Not a … Read More

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 Not a SONAR … Read More

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 Not a SONAR … Read More

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) Not … Read More