SONAR Market Data

Stay on top of supply and demand dynamics across all modes of transportation with SONAR’s best-in-class data and analytics.

SONAR offers users the newest, most up-to-date freight data, collected at the point of booking, to provide the clearest insight into the freight market. SONAR aggregates market information from numerous freight data sources including:

SONAR equips users with actionable insights to make data-informed decisions despite market volatility, and provides advanced perspectives on where the physical economy is going, often weeks or months before other data sources.

Using SONAR Freight Economy Data

Who benefits from SONAR data?

SONAR benefits individuals and companies by providing exclusive, reliable insights and actionable intelligence. Shippers, carriers, freight brokers, 3PLs, financial institutions, and others rely on SONAR to visualize freight movement patterns, navigate volatility, and manage price movement.

Actionable Supply Chain Data Based on Metrics that Move the Freight Markets

Outperform the competition using SONAR’s deep freight rate benchmarking tools to track rate performance against competitors and the overall market.

  • Navigate freight volatility with multidimensional market data.
  • Access the most accurate spot rates in the market with FreightWaves TRAC
  • Unlock daily, audited contract freight rates
  • Track the impact of freight tenders at the granular level
  • Benchmark operational efficiency and profitability
  • See freight flows to target the right markets
  • Explore interactive freight maps and charts

Trucking Intelligence

FreightWaves TRAC Spot Rates

Secure more loads with rates that reflect current market conditions. FreightWaves TRAC collects data daily from a consortium of enterprise 3PLs adhering to a standardized protocol. FreightWaves TRAC Spot Rate methodology incorporates data at the point of booking to provide the most accurate insight into freight pricing.


Benchmark your freight contracts against both price and tender acceptance. SONAR SCI gives users access to freight pricing data collected from market-driving shippers. Access paid contract rates from freight shipper invoices valued at $125 billion.

Capacity Tracking

SONAR’s freight data lets you spot capacity trends to maximize margins. Stay on top of supply and demand dynamics on a global, regional, and local scale. Compare and contrast outbound tender volumes (OTVI) to outbound tender rejections (OTRI) to optimize freight rates.

Rail, Intermodal, and Warehousing Data

Keep freight moving with SONAR’s intermodal and rail data. Access warehouse and real estate trends across 135 metropolitan areas to estimate cost and impact.

Economic Intelligence

Take advantage of proprietary agricultural production insights and economic data points with SONAR’s data.

Weather and Road Condition Monitoring

Examine local, regional, or national road conditions with SONAR’s access to 50,000 DOT road cameras. Access comprehensive weather monitoring features to help you move assets amidst bad or changing weather conditions.

Maritime and Global Trade

Navigate supply and demand dynamics in ocean markets with the SONAR Container Atlas (SCA), available only through SONAR. Utilize bookings, sailing schedules, vessel locations, and container rate data from multiple providers to gauge risk, manage fluctuations, and pinpoint cost-savings opportunities.

Want to know how you can use SONAR data to optimize rates and maximize margins?

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