FULSD: ULSD Next Day Rack Price

Hannah BlalockEnergy - Price

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

OAIRVOL/IAIRVOL: Outbound / Inbound Air Cargo Volume

Hannah BlalockAir

What is it? This is monthly cargo volume data on U.S. domestic and international flights that fly out of or into a U.S. airport. Cargo is reported in metric tons (i.e. 1,000 kgs or 2,204 lbs) for combined freight and mail traffic on each city pair and flight leg summed up for each month.   The data is reportable in SONAR … Read More

Index FREEZE: Freezing temperatures

Hannah BlalockWeather

What is it? The freezing temperatures index indicates where air temperatures have been at/below 32F and when they may be at/or below 32F in the future. Who is interested? Carriers, especially those with reefers in their fleets; drivers.  What does it tell me? FREEZE is a measure of the average observed temperature in a U.S. county for the 24-hour period … Read More

Maritime Dashboard

FreightWaves Customer SuccessExchange

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

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

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

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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