SONAR Predictive Rates

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How FreightWaves SONAR calculates its rates When an origin-destination (OD) pair is provided, we calculate the over-the-road distance and driving duration with traffic.  A “market” is dynamically (i.e., on-the-fly) built for both ends of the OD pair using zip3s (the first three digits of any given zip code) within a radius determined by the lane distance and population density of … Read More

Freight Futures

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If you are trading futures, you can access your Nodal accounts through SONAR. To access Nodal’s sites: Click the Bar Graph icon in the top right of the SONAR toolbar Select CQG Desktop, Block Trading or Interested in Freight Futures? to learn more about Trucking Freight Futures

Market Insights and Research

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View exclusive articles such as the Daily Watch, white papers and Deep Dives by clicking the lightbulb icon at the top right of the SONAR toolbar.

My SONAR Tools

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Add your own indices, locations on the map and view your symbol is using My SONAR Tools. To access My SONAR Tools Click + in the top left corner Select your desired tool To add custom indices Select My Custom Indices from the My SONAR Tools menu Click Custom Index Template (.csv) to download a template for your .CSV file … Read More

SONAR Sue

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Find important information related to SONAR such as new releases and announcements. SONAR Sue will launch when you first log in. You can also access SONAR Sue by clicking the orca icon at the top right and side of the SONAR display window.

Chat Function

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With the chat function, you can chat directly with our customer success team and market experts; as well as other subscribers. Moderated Chat Function Click the chat icon at the top right-hand of the screen Select your channel Begin chat

Adding a Widget to My Pages

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You can add a number of widgets to your page. To add a widget: Click the + at the top right hand of your screen to add a chart Select the widget you would like to add Follow the prompts on the screen The Widget options are: News Customize news based on content you want to see. RSS News Feed … Read More

Government Agencies

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Granularity Description GDHS US Department of Homeland Security GDOD US Department of Defense GDOE US Department of Energy GDOI US Department of the Interior GDOJ US Department of Justice GDOT US Department of Transportation GGSA US General Services Administration GHHS US Department of Health and Human Services GNASA US National Aeronautics and Space Administration GUSDA US Department of Agriculture GUSPS … Read More

Trucks & Trailers

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Granularity Description FLAT Platform Trailers RFR Reefer Van Trailers VAN Dry Van Trailers CL5 CL5 Trucks CL67 CL67 Trucks CL8 CL8 Trucks

Companies

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Granularity Description AAL American ALK Alaska carrier AMR US Airways ATAH ATA CAL Continental CMI CO Micronesia FDX FedEx HA Hawaiian JBLU JetBlue LUV Southwest MEH Midwest UAL United UPS UPS

Basic Navigation

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FreightWaves SONAR is a powerful platform that brings together millions of disparate freight market data points with a robust analytics toolset and the market intelligence of the FreightWaves team — all through one intuitive dashboard. To learn how to navigate through SONAR, start with this intro video.

Adding My Pages

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Adding My Pages In addition to the National Pages, users can create save relevant data in My Pages for easy access. To build a user page: Click Edit Pages in the bottom left corner Click + Add page that appears above Edit Pages Name your page and click Add Find your new page under My Pages and click on it … Read More

Industry

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Granularity Description AERO Aerospace and Miscellaneous Transportation Equipment AIR Air Transportation ALL All Items BLDG Building Materials, Garden Equipment, and Supply CCAS Clothing and Clothing Accesory Stores CHEM Chemical COAL Petroleum and Coal COMM Commercial COMP Computer and Electronic Product CONS Construction COUR Courier and Messenger Transportation DEPT Department DG Durable Goods DGXD Durable Goods excluding Defense DGXT Durable Goods … Read More

InGauge Classifiers

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The qualifiers for the TCA InGauge product are: Granularity Description BR Brokerage Division CF Company Fleet CFOO Company Fleet and Leased Fleet CNS Consolidated FBR Brokerage Division – Flatbed FCF Company Fleet – Flatbed FCFOO Company Fleet and Leased Fleet – Flatbed FCNS Consolidated – Flatbed FOO Leased Fleet – Flatbed OO Leased Fleet RBR Brokerage Division – Reefer RCF … Read More

The Dashboard and National Pages

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The Dashboard When logging in each day, the first page that users will see is the Dashboard. Think of the Dashboard as the Home Page. Updated by FreightWaves staff, this default page will highlight some of the most relevant data on any given day and will be regularly updated as needed. The Dashboard below contains a Scrolling Ticker, Chart and … Read More

PADD Regions

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The Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts (PADDs) are geographic aggregations of the 50 States and the District of Columbia into five districts: Granularity Description PADD1 Total PADD1 Region PADD1a New England PADD1b Central Atlantic PADD1c Lower Atlantic PADD2 Midwest PADD3 Gulf Coast PADD4 Rocky Mountain PADD5 Total PADD5 Region, including California PADD5a West Coast Except CA PADD5b California The PADDs … Read More

What is SONAR?

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Welcome to a growing community of shippers, carriers, brokers, educational institutions, and financial organizations taking advantage of the most comprehensive, near time freight market data in history. With SONAR, you can know what’s happening in transportation as it’s happening, which means you can get ahead and get things done. Users have advanced insights into freight market trends, allowing them to … Read More

USDA

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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) production regions. The available qualifiers are: Granularity Description GULF USA Off-Shore – Gulf of Mexico L48 Contiguous United States MX Mexico USEC United States, East Coast USMC United States, Mid Central USMW United States, Midwest USRM United States, Rocky Mountain USSW United States, Southwest USWC United States, West Coast

Managing Your Users

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As an organization administrator, you have the ability to update the user information for each of your team members. You can change who within your organization is given access anytime you want. Editing User Information In the bottom left corner, click on Admin Click on Users Find the team member you would like to edit and click View/Edit After making … Read More

User Profiles

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Maintaining a User Profile will help users within your organization as well as FreightWaves Customer Success representatives better serve you. Knowing who you are and in what area of the freight world you reside is an important element in making sure you receive the most relevant support and guidance to navigating freight markets. Editing Your Profile Click on your name … Read More