High-frequency supply chain data for global logistics management

FreightWaves is a price reporting agency (PRA) focused on the global freight market and the leading provider of high-frequency data for the global supply chain. 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 SONAR work?

SONAR is the high-frequency freight market intelligence platform empowering 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, 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.

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 data where you need it.

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

Bridge the gap between data and decisions.

The SONAR platform offers a suite of products and features designed for quick and confident decision making in 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 teams and our needs.

Maximize your margins

Use FreightWaves TRAC to improve spot truckload pricing, bidding, and forecasting using the fastest data from more than 600,000 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 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 the Market Dashboard and Charts to get data on lanes and metrics that matter most to your business.

Forecast freight rates

Use the NTI scientific algorithm to see current rates and future rates up to 28 days out.

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 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 data you can’t get anywhere else.

The freight market is unpredictable—get the supply chain data intelligence platform with the high-frequency multimodal data to make better decisions.

White Papers
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