Make proactive calls ahead of the market with high-frequency supply chain data

Freight movements are leading indicators of production and consumption

Bypassing lagging data gives financial institutions an edge

  • Government data is slow and low-resolution.
  • There is a lack of broad-based alternative data sources for the goods economy.
  • There is not a holistic view of consumption, production and trade.
  • It is difficult to measure real-time revenue and profitability dynamics in transportation.

What's the SONAR ROI?

Use our calculator to find out.

By increasing the number of loaded miles per day your drivers drive by 1% and your rate per mile by $0.03 you will make more per week #WithSONAR.

#WithSONAR you can save up to per week through better bid negotiations and more effective management of your routing guide.

#WithSonar you can add 1 more load per person each day and increase $5 margin per load, earning your company an extra per week.

Disclaimer: Every company’s circumstances are unique. Fixed and variable expenses, market conditions and operational factors vary. Unforeseen events may also affect results. Calculated potential results reflect the consensus expectation of FreightWaves’ experts. Actual results may vary.

SONAR for Financial Institutions

FreightWaves is the nerve center of the global supply chain, empowering the decision making of our clients and backing the insights shared by the largest freight news outlet. With more than $200 billion in annual domestic truckload data, $1 trillion in annual global ocean data, and countless market and economic data sources consolidated into one tool, FreightWaves SONAR stands alone as the necessary DaaS solution in the supply chain world. Transportation professionals and supply chain teams leverage FreightWaves SONAR to price freight, coordinate budgets and execute logistics operations. Financial organizations leverage it to gain a proactive view on the physical goods economy. By understanding the trends in the transportation landscape, keen analysts can make proactive calls ahead of the market.

Be the first to spot emerging trends in consumption, production and trade

Unlike any other industry data provider, most FreightWaves SONAR data is gathered at the point of booking or tender rather than at invoice or after a load has been completed, making it high-frequency and far less prone to error or bias. This changes the game in proactive calls and trading. We have heavily invested in and procured our data thanks to hundreds of partners — the majority of which are recognizable names in the industry — that span across the full scope of the global supply chain to create the central source of truth in the industry.

Rather than relying on batches of data from industry players, SONAR reduces lag time from 1 to 7 days on 93% of all data. This provides the clearest view into granular insights into consumer behavior, goods flows in retail distribution networks and manufacturing activity.

  • Ocean container volumes at the point of booking.
  • Truckload rate, volume and capacity data that’s highly responsive to the consumer.
  • Freight volumes associated with specific industry verticals like food and beverage or automotive.

A 360-degree view of the global supply chain

FreightWaves SONAR provides a multimodal view of freight market dynamics so that financial institutions can assess risk, forecast growth, make informed trades and gain insight into how retailers and manufacturers react to the macroeconomic environment.

  • Forecast trends in retailer and manufacturer cost of goods sold.
  • Anticipate government macroeconomic releases.
  • Analyze the daily business environment for transportation companies.

Generate forecasts based on the freshest, most accurate data

SONAR data intelligence allows finance professionals to analyze macro and micro economic trends and produce forecasts with ease.

See the big picture

Truckload rates built on payments data lags and fails to show a clear picture of current market activity. Improve data models using fresh freight spot rate data for analysis and forecasts that are more reflective of market conditions.

Track market trends

SONAR provides a daily reported spot rate to be used as a benchmark rate, based on shipment data no more than 24 hours old. Plan ahead and stay ahead with the most accurate market data.

Predict with ease

Users depend on the SONAR data to indicate changes in capacity, which indicates supply and demand. Forecast pressures that clients face with certainty and provide a clear picture of what consumers may experience in the future.

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