• ITVI.USA
    15,839.740
    -5.440
    0%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.799
    -0.007
    -0.2%
  • OTRI.USA
    22.070
    0.480
    2.2%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,836.590
    -10.170
    -0.1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.950
    -0.570
    -16.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.610
    0.650
    22%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.370
    -0.240
    -14.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.550
    0.210
    6.3%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.320
    0.220
    10.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    4.110
    0.250
    6.5%
  • WAIT.USA
    126.000
    0.000
    0%
  • ITVI.USA
    15,839.740
    -5.440
    0%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.799
    -0.007
    -0.2%
  • OTRI.USA
    22.070
    0.480
    2.2%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,836.590
    -10.170
    -0.1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.950
    -0.570
    -16.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.610
    0.650
    22%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.370
    -0.240
    -14.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.550
    0.210
    6.3%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.320
    0.220
    10.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    4.110
    0.250
    6.5%
  • WAIT.USA
    126.000
    0.000
    0%
Inside SONARIntermodalNewsRailTrucking

FreightWaves SONAR releases loaded and empty rail volumes (with video)

Expansive trucking data also added to SONAR platform 

Outbound and inbound rail volumes (ORAIL/IRAIL) are excellent methods to identify freight flow in a market. U.S. Rail has far fewer origin-destination pairs to analyze and that can make it easier to see developing trends by region. The ORAIL dataset is broken down into container size, loaded/empty, and whether or not it is a traditional domestic or international container. Now users will be able to quickly see changes in these volumes with the addition of the “delta” values, which show weekly (ORAILLW), bi-weekly(ORAILLF), monthly (ORAILLM) and yearly (ORAILLY) changes in percentages. 

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In addition to the rail volume deltas, there is now an aggregated spot rate value for intermodal shipments in the U.S. (INTRM), which is the average of all the intermodal rail rates in the country. 

Several volume indexes which are variations of the popular tender volume index also have delta granularities added to the SONAR database. These are:

  • Lengths of Haul – COTVI, SOTVI, MOTVI, TOTVI, LOTVI
  • Equipment Type – ROTVI, VOTVI
  • Exclusive HAUL – HAULEX100, HAULEX250

The popular Headhaul Index (HAUL) now has equipment type variations for dry van (VHAUL) and reefer (RHAUL) load types. The Headhaul Index measures the difference between outbound (OTVI) and inbound (ITVI) volumes. When the values are positive, the potential for undersupply is elevated, whereas the opposite is indicative of increased oversupply potential. 

Now, SONAR users will be able to delineate between reefer and dry van. RHAUL and VHAUL (below) will also have values excluding 100- and 250-mile loads, which are better indicators of supply and demand discrepancy along with the delta variations. The tickers are as follows:

  • Modal Exclusive HAUL – RHAULEX100/250, VHAULEX100/250
  • Exclusive HAUL deltas – R/VHAUL100/250(WF,M,Y)
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Scott Mall, Managing Editor of FreightWaves Classics

Scott Mall serves as Managing Editor of FreightWaves Classics. He writes articles for the website, edits the SONAR Daily Watch series, marketing material for FreightWaves and a variety of FreightWaves special projects. Mall’s career spans 45 years in public relations, marketing and communications for Fortune 500 corporations, international non-profits, public relations agencies and government agencies.

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