FreightWaves SONAR Dashboard

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, actionable intelligence, and forecasted freight rates
  • Covers all modes: trucking, rail, intermodal, 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 the global freight marketplace. 
  • 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!  

Find out why SONAR is so smart. 

SONAR tracks daily activities in the global freight market, generated from thousands of exclusive sources with more than $200 billion of transactions.

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Benchmark

Compare how your business performs against the freight market or competitive cohorts. Benchmark against historical freight market activity. 

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Analyze

Combine the fastest freight market data with best in class analytical tools, enabling you to respond before your competitors. Create freight market insights. 

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Monitor

Stay informed of developments that will disrupt your supply chain, like weather, economic shocks and breaking news. Monitor the freight market with the leading freight market intelligence platform.  

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Forecast

The leading freight market forecasting platform. Project where rates, fuel, costs, equipment values, and market activity are today and where they are headed over the next year. Create a transportation rate forecast for your business. 

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What can you do with sonar?

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Predictive Rates

Price Like A Boss

SONAR is the only place for current and forecast freight rates, helping you price like a boss. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Maritime data

steer your ship 

SONAR's vast collection of never-before-seen maritime data provides information the general market does not have.

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Warehousing Data

Location, Location, Location

Location is everything when it comes to warehouse real estate (and when it comes to SONAR’s warehousing data).

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Global Trade Data

Expand Your Empire

Access our massive collection of international trade and cross-border freight data to expand your global empire.

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Air CArgo data

Fly like an eagle

See the global air cargo market with a brand-new perspective with SONAR's data.

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Licensed Indexes

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. 

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Economic Indicators

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.

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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.

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Benchmarking Tools

Keep Score

Use TCA’s all-encompassing benchmarking tools to keep score across the industry.

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Manage Risk

Stay in Your Lane

Better manage your risk by turning to SONAR to help you manage your risk.

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Road Cameras and conditions

Eyes on the road

Monitor local, regional or national road conditions with SONAR's 50,000 DOT road cameras. 

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Weather Monitoring

Keep Calm Before The Storm

SONAR’s comprehensive weather monitoring features help you move assets before the storm (and in the midst of it).

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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.

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Fleet & Tractor Data

Count The Fleet

Know what’s on the road with SONAR’s catalog of truck fleet size statistics and tractor data.

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Energy Data

Fuel Up

Know whether prices are going up or down in 135 markets with SONAR's rack rate overnight forecasting data. 

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Seasonality Calendar

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. 

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Agricultural Data

Go Against the Grain

Take advantage of proprietary agricultural production insights with SONAR’s commodity price and volume data.

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Emissions & Biodiesel Data

Go Green

Our CO2 emissions and biodiesel data helps you understand the value and benefits of going green.

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SELECT YOUR INDUSTRY SEGMENT BELOW

With Sonar

Watch the world freight economy shift in near-time as products move across the globe – between countries and modes.

    • Unlock the fastest and most comprehensive set of data ever assembled on a single platform
    • Forecast conditions for trucking rates on major lanes, freight volumes, capacity and demand for up to 12 months
    • See how seasonality impacts each market and better prepare for market disruptions including weather and unexpected events
    • Avoid market disruptors that create risks to your supply chain by monitoring events, including news, geo-political, economic, commodity and regulatory indices across all modes of transportation

Receive real-time actionable data with customized pages and automated alerts across all industry segments.

    • Benchmark operational and financial performance against hundreds of other truckload carriers, brokers and shippers
    • Keep assets loaded through smarter equipment positioning, avoiding soft markets and targeting hot ones

    • Optimize bid and quote performance;  predict rates in pre- and post-bid cycles through current and forecast conditions of freight rates, volumes and capacity on major lanes

    • Compare routing costs and performance between modes

Be a data champion; drive best-in-class freight analytics in your company.

    • Receive customized dashboards with new data sets from FreightWaves' Client Success Team specific to your business 
    • Stay in the know with group or individual trainings as new SONAR features are released
    • Enjoy access to Deep Dives – exclusive SONAR market research in transportation and logistics  
    • Stay informed of market changes through automated alerts and dashboards 
    • Track capacity and freight volumes across all modes of transportation in near-time

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