Be the first to know.

FreightWaves Passport is uniquely designed to deepen your freight industry knowledge and further develop your business strategy. The FreightWaves team of research analysts uses a variety of surveys and data modeling to develop proprietary information across specific modes of transportation, tailored specifically to C-suite level executives.

Research Topics

Freight market research and intelligence fueled by proprietary surveys and deep market analysis

3PL

Third-party logistics (3PL) service providers include freight brokers, managed transportation, freight forwarders, and intermodal marketing companies.

Carrier Outlook

Our carrier outlooks combine freight market intelligence with data specific to asset-based truckload carriers to forecast operational and financial conditions on a quarterly basis.

Financials

Our carrier outlooks combine freight market intelligence with data specific to asset-based truckload carriers to forecast operational and financial conditions on a quarterly basis.

Freight Market Outlook

We use a combination of historical data and real-time intelligence to forecast freight market conditions on a quarterly basis for trucking, intermodal, ocean, and air.

FreightTech

Our biweekly FreightTech series focuses on emerging technologies and their impact on transportation markets.

Global Trade

We offer periodic updates on global trade, synthesizing supply, demand, and rate data from ocean and air cargo markets to understand their relevance to North America.

Intermodal

We analyze rail intermodal volumes, rates, relative capacity, service metrics and port volumes to understand this important mode and how it interacts with trucking markets.

Special Topic

Each week, the Passport Research team publishes a Special Topic report on a timely issue.

Trucking

We publish coverage of Trucking Markets weekly and explore the industry from many other angles in our Special Topics coverage.

Passport – fueled by elite transportation research and freight data.

Access the best FreightWaves has to offer. Passport delivers logistics research, analysis and commentary that drives meaningful business results.

Research

There is an overwhelming ocean of data available, and numerous conflicting opinions as well. This can lead to a divided executive team that can’t reach consensus.

Proprietary insights into the transportation and logistics sectors, using surveys, fundamental research, financial modeling and simulation modeling are the foundation of Passport. This special FreightWaves subscription service offers unparalleled deep research, analysis and insight on trends and conditions in the freight market.

Passport clients have the best holistic transportation research available, based on high frequency datasets and deep networks in the freight industry. Passport provides the most up-to-date, informed views of the market – as well as evidence, assumptions and conclusions. 

Passport is grounded in data from FreightWaves SONAR. Qualitative commentary based on news reports from FreightWaves.com and other news sources, Passport team members’ interviews with freight and transportation industry managers and public company management commentary is woven together with SONAR data and analysis.

Education

FreightWaves Passport delivers clarity in an era of data overload. More than ever, speed and timing are keys to success, and weeding through extraneous information wastes valuable time. Passport eliminates the noise of daily news, data, updates and outlooks by providing relevant research and insights specific to your industry sector. 

Passport serves professionals who need near-time analysis of freight markets packaged in an attractive, polished format, custom research to answer critical questions, and operational/ strategic support and advice.The Passport team provides an independent perspective, adds context and creates compelling content that can build consensus and drive decision-making. 

Designed to deepen your industry knowledge and further develop your business strategy, Passport provides the data, analysis and information needed. The FreightWaves team of research analysts uses a variety of surveys and data modeling to develop proprietary information across specific modes of transportation, tailored specifically to C-suite level executives.

Community

What all Passport subscribers have in common is that they are analytic thinkers who are hungry for information and want to get an edge in the market. Therefore, members of the Passport team are consultative, willing to discuss the research, their views and issues specific to clients.

Passport isn’t just research clients receive by email – it’s also a community with ongoing conversations and debates about freight markets and data. The Passport team engages with Passport members through Slack, LinkedIn, weekly webinars and more to accelerate the feedback loop and foster collaboration with the community. 

Effectively, Passport subscribers have a team of analysts/researchers on call to answer their questions and provide strategic and operational support for their business decisions and customer relationships. Passport team members help their clients find the signal in the noise and make decisive moves in response to real-time shifts in the markets.

Events

Passport subscribers have exclusive access to webinars that put an in-depth focus on key issues, as well as tailored weekly discussions with the experts on topics or issues that Passport members want to know more about.

Using live chat, each Passport member has an exclusive opportunity to behind-the-scenes conversations with our research analysts and market experts during virtual events. 

Passport members enjoy sponsorship discounts at all FreightWaves events. This allows a subscriber to build strong business relationships while generating new leads and increasing the reputation of your company.

Recent Research

Browse the latest Passport Research.