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High-frequency supply chain intelligence and freight market data for global logistics management

FreightWaves SONAR is dedicated to helping businesses understand and navigate the global supply chain. Our mission is to bring market intelligence and transparency to all parts of the ecosystem to yield better decision-making and performance. SONAR provides high-frequency data and visibility into the freight marketplace — at local, state, national and global levels. FreightWaves SONAR’s price, demand and capacity data spans across all modes to allow logistics leaders to benchmark, analyze, monitor and forecast the global physical economy.

How does the SONAR supply chain intelligence platform work?

SONAR is the high-frequency freight market intelligence platform dedicated to powering businesses in the supply chain. SONAR provides users with exclusive, near real-time trucking, railroad, ocean and air freight transportation data and actionable intelligence, as well as the ability to benchmark, analyze, monitor and forecast your network against the market.



Measure freight spend and carrier service, spot rates, operational efficiency and profitability against market dynamics.



Access supply chain data and visualizations across all transportation modes at the global, national and local level.


Identify opportunities to optimize your network and see emerging market trends before the competition.


Predict rates and capacity, minimize service failures and build strong partnerships.

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Access granular freight market data including contract and spot rates, as well as truckload volumes and tender acceptance.

Use high-frequency supply chain data to monitor global and domestic freight market activity by drilling down into lane-level granularity, uncovering actionable insights, and staying ahead of your competitors.

Easily build and share custom supply chain data dashboards.

Quickly dissect complex freight data via customizable dashboards to accelerate decision-making and outcomes.

Fast supply chain intelligence where you need it.

Leverage SONAR’s freight market data with software integrations to enhance your teams’ workflows.

Bridge the gap between freight market data and decisions

SONAR offers a suite of products and features designed for quick and confident decision making when it comes to balancing transportation spend and performance. It comes with an easy-to-use interface for numerous integrations into TMS and ERP software systems. Configure your insights and workflows using your systems or the SONAR interface to fit your team’s needs.

Maximize your margins

Utilize FreightWaves TRAC to improve spot truckload pricing, bidding, benchmarking and forecasting using the fastest data from more thousands of lanes.

Leverage upstream ocean container data

Use the Container Atlas dashboard to navigate supply and demand dynamics in ocean markets to make informed and profitable decisions.

Streamline operations with integrations

Use SONAR API to plug into your existing tech stack with our proprietary data to provide the most accurate information for your business.

See the big picture

Use Market Dashboard+ to benchmark, monitor and analyze your entire network in one strategic dashboard.

Watch what matters

Use watchlists to keep track of your key market areas and stay ahead of the curve.

Track market trends

Use Market Dashboard and charts to get data on the lanes and metrics that matter most to your business.

Forecast freight rates

Use the NTI (National Truckload Index) scientific algorithm to see current and future rates up to 28 days in advance.

Simplify your RFP process

Use SONAR SCI to target optimal transportation cost thresholds while maintaining service levels.

Optimize transportation spend and service

Use SONAR SCI high-frequency contract and spot rate data to benchmark against peers and balance spend and service.

Trusted by industry leaders

The results are undeniable

“SONAR helps employee morale; they have the real vision of the freight market they can rely on.”

President & CEO

“SONAR data empowers our organization to create solutions and educate our customer base.”

VP of Carrier Operations

“The initial results were better than expected, generating a 10% savings in transportation spend. Overall exposure to the spot market was roughly cut in half, from 20% to 11%.”
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Freight market data you can’t get anywhere else

The freight market is unpredictable. Be prepared with SONAR, the supply chain data intelligence platform with high-frequency, multimodal data to make better decisions.

White Papers
July 9, 2024

Truckload vs. Intermodal: A Guide to Supply Chain Optimization

June 27, 2024

Q2 2024 Freight Rate Report

June 21, 2024

June State of Freight Market White Paper