Be the first to know. Beat the competition.
With freight markets impacted non-stop by changes in capacity, demand, regulations, weather and other variables, today’s logistics professional needs reliable, up-to-the-minute information to respond to market conditions, forecast the future, and satisfy customers.
SONAR is the only platform with a complete view of everything moving in the global freight economy.
- World's leading Freight Forecasting Platform
- Provides exclusive insights and actionable intelligence
- Covers all modes: trucking, rail, ocean, air, warehousing and barge
- Monitor all of elements that impact the freight market – trucking spot and contract rates, fuel, demand, capacity, volumes, seasonality, weather, breaking news, risk-management, equipment values and much more!
- SONAR indexes come from 85% of the electronic freight tenders in the market; 800,000 ELDs; 220 large for-hire fleets; 95% of all wholesale diesel transactions; 9 million commercial equipment listings; all rail freight bills in North America; 30% of all ocean freight bills; and billions of dollars of airfreight transactions. Plus much more!
SONAR tracks daily activities in the global freight market, generated from thousands of exclusive sources with more than $200 billion of transactions.
Compare how your business performs against the freight market or competitive cohorts.
Combine the industry's fastest data with best in class analytical tools, enabling you to respond before your competitors.
Stay informed of developments that will disrupt your supply chain, like weather, economic shocks and breaking news.
Project where rates, fuel, costs, equipment values, and market activity are today and where they areheaded over the next year.
What can you do with sonar?
Price Like A Boss
SONAR is the only place for current and forecast freight rates, helping you price like a boss.
load tender Indexes
SWIPE RIGHT FOR FAST DATA
Our load tender freight indexes provide SONAR users with the most up-to-date look at activity in the freight market.
Rail and intermodal data
ride the train
Get on the right track to the richest and deepest set of rail and intermodal data ever gathered on a single platform.
steer your ship
SONAR's vast collection of never-before-seen maritime data provides information the general market does not have.
Location, Location, Location
Location is everything when it comes to warehouse real estate (and when it comes to SONAR’s warehousing data).
Global Trade Data
Expand Your Empire
Access our massive collection of international trade and cross-border freight data to expand your global empire.
Air CArgo data
Fly like an eagle
See the global air cargo market with a brand-new perspective with SONAR's data.
see the entire picture
Our collection of licensed third-party freight indices allow you to view data from across the freight industry in a single dashboard.
Make It Rain
SONAR’s leading economic indicators keep you up to date in the middle of the action, providing you the edge you need to generate new business.
Multimodal Port Data
Eliminate the Wait
No one wins when trucks wait.
SONAR’s multimodal port data allows you to eliminate the wait by pinpointing the exact places where (wait) time is costing you money.
Use TCA’s all-encompassing benchmarking tools to keep score across the industry.
Stay in Your Lane
Better manage your risk by turning to SONAR to help you manage your risk.
Road Cameras and conditions
Eyes on the road
Monitor local, regional or national road conditions with SONAR's 50,000 DOT road cameras.
Keep Calm Before The Storm
SONAR’s comprehensive weather monitoring features help you move assets before the storm (and in the midst of it).
Price, Order & Production Stats
Wheel and Deal
With SONAR’s series of truck and trailer prices, orders and production stats, knowledgable purchasing has never been easier.
Fleet & Tractor Data
Count The Fleet
Know what’s on the road with SONAR’s catalog of truck fleet size statistics and tractor data.
Know whether prices are going up or down in 135 markets with SONAR's rack rate overnight forecasting data.
ripe and ready?
With FreightWaves proprietary Seasonality Calendar, you'll know when to move trucks to seasonal harvest areas. Track 114 different perishables – from apples to zucchini.
Go Against the Grain
Take advantage of proprietary agricultural production insights with SONAR’s commodity price and volume data.
Emissions & Biodiesel Data
Our CO2 emissions and biodiesel data helps you understand the value and benefits of going green.
- Forecast trucking rates on major lanes for up to 12 months
- Forecast conditions for freight rates, volumes, demand, and capacity for up to 12 months
- Unlock the fastest and most comprehensive set of freight data ever assembled in a single dashboard
- See how seasonality impacts each market and better prepare for market disruptions including weather and unexpected events
- Receive real-time actionable information anywhere with customized dashboards and automated alerts, visualizing data across all modes and industry segments
- Watch the world freight economy shift in near-time as products move across the globe, between countries and between modes
- Get exclusive analysis from FreightWaves' team of logistics market experts and analysts
- Expert analysis and commentary on trucking, rail, intermodal, air, ocean and warehousing
- Keep assets loaded through smarter equipment positioning, avoiding the soft markets and targeting the hot ones
- Optimize bid and quote performance by predicting rates in pre- and post-bid cycles through current and forecast conditions of freight rates, volumes and capacity by lane or geography
- Identify volatile freight markets before your competition
- Benchmark operational and financial performance against hundreds of other truckload carriers, brokers and shippers
- Improve strategic equipment positioning, avoiding soft markets and targeting hot ones
- Enjoy access to Deep Dives – exclusive SONAR market research in transportation and logistics
- Be a data champion; drive best-in-class freight analytics in your company
- Increase quote-to-attainment ratio
- Compare routing costs and performance between modes including trucking, intermodal, rail, ocean and air
- Track capacity and freight volumes across all modes of transportation in near-time
- Develop supply chain insights into impending hurdles and opportunities
- Improve asset utilization, productivity and margins with easy-to-use customizable visuals
- Avoid market disruptors that create risks to your supply chain by monitoring events, including weather, news, geo-political, economic, commodity, traffic, capacity and regulatory indices across all modes of transportation