Minimize risk, maximize margin with the most transparent, consistent and reliable spot market data

Access FreightWaves Trusted Rate Assessment Consortium (TRAC) for more accurate information on volatility, rates and capacity to improve your margins and better contract negotiation.

FreightWaves Trusted Rate Assessment Consortium (TRAC)

FreightWaves Trusted Rate Assessment Consortium (TRAC) spot rates can be used for benchmarking, analyzing, monitoring and forecasting rates for brokers, carriers and shippers. FreightWaves TRAC collects data daily from a consortium of key market-driving companies adhering to a standardized protocol. With the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) compliance, the FreightWaves TRAC Spot Rate methodology uses high-frequency data to provide better insights into freight pricing and help you make profitable decisions.

What makes FreightWaves TRAC rates different?

  • Data is collected at the time a load is covered or accepted by the carrier.
  • Enhanced data science methodology eliminates biased data, resulting in a more accurate lane representation and a truthful freight market view.
  • TRAC rates are from the day before and are updated daily by 11am ET.
  • Spot rate market data for over 650,000 unique vans and 300,000 unique reefer lanes (Linehaul + Fuel)
  • Rates are weighted based on distance and time to prioritize the more recent loads that are closer to the precise O/D pair the user specifies. This is superior to simple geographic and temporal expansion techniques in which all rates are valued equally.

Improved visibility, quality, and growth potential

Freight brokers, 3PLs, carriers, shippers and others rely on FreightWaves Trusted Rate Assessment Consortium (TRAC) to access the high-frequency and accurate pricing data to secure more loads and to outbid and out-earn competitors.

Optimize Freight for Future Success

Reliable daily spot pricing and proprietary market data gives 3PLs, operators and shippers the tools they need to be more effective, efficient and profitable.

Get Ahead With Spot Rate Market Data

Gain transparency and consistency in spot market data to improve 3PL, carrier and shipper inputs to data models, making analysis and forecasting more reflective of market conditions.

Transact in the Spot Market With Confidence

Get a high-frequency view into spot rates from major brokers in the industry for greater price transparency in a volatile, opaque spot market.

Enhanced Data Science Methodology for Increased Operational Efficiency

Most current industry providers have stagnant rates that do not represent a lane’s current conditions. FreightWaves’ data scientists and industry experts have collaborated to improve spot rate reporting and eliminate some of the long-standing issues with rate data.

  • Leverage spot rates at tender to negotiate, buy and sell capacity
  • Minimize the risk associated with transportation spend while maximizing opportunities, margin and revenue
  • Utilize spot rates to enhance the current pricing algorithms and forecasts

Get Access to Single Source of Truth

FreightWaves TRAC provides the fastest and newest view of spot rates in the U.S. inside the SONR Market Dashboard application. Combined with its database of millions of data points, SONAR has the most comprehensive view of the transportation markets available.

Spot Prices

See the most current rate for each data set above the chart in rate-per-mile format, showing the highest and lowest rates being aggregated for that lane.

Lane Insights

Get better insights into lane prices to spot opportunities in specific lanes.

Margin Calculator

This data brings in various rates and miles calculated to show an all-in buy and sell rate based on various user-defined parameters.

Rate Chart

A time-based chart reflecting the daily rate per mile for a chosen lane and equipment type with FreightWaves TRAC spot rates.

Lane List

Utilize Lane List to build an effective watchlist. Analyze the list and the most popular lanes.


See where rates are derived based on origin and destination information.

Better Data Means Better Deals

FreightWaves TRAC provides you with the fastest data and cleanest insights into the freight market. Make quick, confident decisions to improve your bottom line. Utilize the comprehensive Market Dashboard + FreightWaves TRAC to create real-time spot rate predictions and a dynamic spot rate forecast.

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