Wait Time (WAIT, WAITRR)

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What is it? A monthly measure of the number of average minutes a truck spends inside a shipper or receiver location for the purposes of unloading and loading. This includes distribution centers, sea ports (WAIT.USLAX – Port of Los Angeles), airport air cargo facilities (WAIT.KLAX – Los Angeles airport), railroad classification yards and intermodal ramps (WAITRR.CHI – Chicago wait time). … Read More

USDA Produce Truckload Spot Rates (AGRATE)

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What is it? A weekly average total truckload price (all inclusive) based on a USDA survey of produce shippers in the main agricultural regions throughout the U.S. organized in origin-destination market or lane level granularity. The USDA will pause surveys in periods of low activity or once a harvest season ends. Who is interested? Brokers, shippers, and carriers who haul … Read More

ULSD rack price (ULSDR)

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What is it? The average daily wholesale rack price for ultra low sulfur diesel, calculated daily in $/gallon. This data is also available on the regional level set by airport code. Who is interested? The entire trucking sector would have interest in the trends in this market, with individual markets of interest to those who would be buying fuel in … Read More

Tender Volume (TVI)

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Market Volume Insights What is it? An index of tendered volumes on a given day. It is organized by inbound (ITVI) and outbound (OTVI) volumes for the U.S., regional, and market granularity. The index was created with a base of 10,000 on a national level from March 1st 2018 volumes.  For example: If there were 10 national loads tendered on … Read More

Tender Rejection (TRI)

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Overview What is it? Tender Reject Indices 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. TRI is organized in terms of outbound, inbound, trailer type and length of haul. i.e. a carrier rejecting 2 of the … Read More

Tender Market Share (ITMS, OTMS)

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What is it? A relative index that measures the number of tendered loads in individual markets in relation to total tendered load volume for the day in the U.S. The sum of all the markets equals 100. Example: OTMS.ATL = 4.58 means the Atlanta market originated 4.58% of all U.S. tendered loads that day. Who is interested? Dispatchers, Brokers, Carriers, … Read More

Tender Lead Time (TLT)

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What is it? The Tender Lead Time (OTLT/ITLT) is a daily index that measures the length of time in days between the load being offered and the requested pickup date. i.e. Shipper A sends load request on June 8th with a pickup date of June 10th has a 2-day OTLT. Who is interested? Anyone that has an interest in freight … Read More

Single Family Housing Starts (SFAM, SFAMG)

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What is it? Tickers: SFAM, SFAMG Single Family Housing Starts reflects the number of privately-owned single-family unit construction projects that have begun during a particular month, measured in thousands. SFAM: Single Family Housing Start SFAMG: Single Family Housing Starts YoY Change Who is interested? Economist, Analyst, Investors What does it tell me? Single Family Housing Starts tell you how many … Read More

Shipments ($M) (SHIP)

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Tickers: SHIP, SHIPG What is it? Shipments measure the dollar value of products sold by manufacturing establishments and are based on net selling values after discounts. Allowances, freight charges and excise taxes are excluded. the value is based on delivered price. Multi-industry companies report value information for each industry category as if it were a separate economic unit. Thus, products … Read More

Retail to wholesale fuel spread (FUELS)

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What is it? A measure of the difference between rack prices, as can be found in the ULSDR data, and the retail price found in the DTA data. It can be found for all areas where both sets of data are available. Who is interested? This spread is particularly important to trucking company profitability. The ability of companies to capture … Read More

Renewable Energy Consumption (RECON)

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What is it? Renewable energy consumption data comes from the Energy Information Administration showing the amount of renewable energy that is used by sector in the U.S. economy. There are several different kinds of renewable energy sources, with the most common being wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal. The data is not seasonally adjusted and is reported in trillions BTU. SONAR … Read More

Real Private Fixed Investment ($B) (RPFI)

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What is it? Real Private Fixed Investment is the measure of growth in domestic investments. It captures additions and replacement to the stock of private fixed assets without deducing depreciation. It consists of nonresidential fixed investment and residential fixed investment measured in billions of dollars. Who is interested? Economist, Analyst, Investors What does it tell me? Real Private Fixed Investment … Read More

Real Personal Disposable Income ($B) (RPDI)

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What is it? Real Disposable Income is the measure of growth (inflation) of the total amount of money that is available to U.S. consumers or households to use and spend after taxes measured in billions of dollars. Year-over-year change (RPDIMG.USA) is a percent change in RPDI from the same month in the previous year. RPDIM.USA gives a monthly breakout for … Read More

Real Personal Consumption Expenditures ($B) (RPCE, PCEY)

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What is it? Real Personal Consumption Expenditures measures the change in goods and services purchased by consumers within the United States, measured in billions of dollars. Who is interested? Economist, Analyst, Investors What does it tell me? Real Personal Consumption Expenditures tell you the growth of the prices that people in living in the United States, or those purchasing on … Read More

Real Gross Private Domestic Investment ($B) (PVDI)

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What is it? The growth amount of investment used when compiling Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This is a part of the four categories of GDP which include; investment, consumption, net exports and government spending on goods and services. Real Gross Private Domestic Investments are compiled of three types of investments; non-residential investments, residential investments, and change in inventories/stocks. (Measured in … Read More

Real Government Expenditures ($B) (RGXP)

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What is it? Real Government Expenditures measures the growth of all government consumption, investment and transfer payments. Who is interested? Economist, Analyst, Investors What does it tell me? Real Government Expenditures tells you the actual growth of government spending. Not a SONAR customer but want to learn more about SONAR? Visit the SONAR website to learn more. Or click the button … Read More

Real Exports (REXP)

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What is it? Real Exports measures the growth of goods and services sent to another country. This is measured in billions of chained 2012 dollars. (Adjusted real dollar amounts for inflation over time with 2012 as the base year) Who is interested? Economist, Analysts, Investors What does it tell me? Real Exports tell you the growth amount of exported goods … Read More

Rail Traffic Originated by (RTO)

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What is it? Rail Traffic in Carloads by the railroads in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Updated Weekly. In Sonar the rail traffic is broken down into the following commodities: RTOA – Rail Traffic by Other CarloadsRTOCH – Rail Traffic Originated by ChemicalsRTOCK – Rail Traffic Originated by CokeRTOCO – Rail Traffic Originated by CoalRTOCS – Rail Traffic Originated … Read More

Rail Traffic by Farm Product (Excl Grain) (RTOFP)

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What is it? This index shows the number of weekly bulk shipments/carloads of Lumber and Wood moved by the railroads in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Updated weekly. Who is interested? Economists and Analysts. Construction Sector. What does it tell me? Volumes are a good indicator as to what is happening in residential and commercial construction. This is also … Read More

Petroleum Trade Data (PETEX, PETIM, PETNT)

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What is it? Petroleum trade data tracks exports, imports, and the trade balance in the U.S. economy for petroleum fuels. This data is monthly, non-seasonally adjusted, and reported as thousands of barrels per day. Who is interested? Economists, energy market analysts What does it tell me? The trade balance in petroleum is commonly referenced by economists and analysts because it … Read More