Passport grants members access to leading freight market research.


The Passport team studies transportation markets, identifies the factors driving them, and then does in-depth research to figure out where they’re going. The team has the technological, human and capital resources to pursue data and spend time on it. 

Furthermore, because FreightWaves is a neutral third-party and does not move freight, the Passport team acquires a wealth of private  intelligence; they talk with senior-level staff at carriers, intermediaries, shippers, financial institutions and investors on an ongoing basis. That information is then anonymized and shared with Passport’s trusted clients.

In weekly special topic reports, data is sourced from third parties, client partnerships and proprietary research. Passport research analysts gather information across all modes of transportation to help clients make the best decisions for their businesses.

Passport’s freight market research and intelligence are fueled by proprietary surveys and deep market analysis. Passport reports are both timely and insightful and becoming a Passport member opens the door to world-class research and freight industry studies. 

FreightWaves’ industry analysts conduct proprietary surveys and use data from many sources to bring unparalleled data directly to Passport clients. This research takes Passport members  beyond the headlines to understand the fundamentals of multi-modal freight markets, including highway, air, rail and ocean.

Weekly, Passport publishes the Trucking Markets and Intermodal Markets series, which analyze the latest trends in surface transportation. A Special Topic is written about each week – on issues such as warehouse automation, precision scheduled railroading, global trade, or specific companies like Amazon – often suggested by Passport clients. 

In addition to weekly research, the Passport team publishes monthly market updates and asset operator-focused reports, as well as quarterly outlooks for trucking carriers and freight brokerages.

Access to the best FreightWaves has to offer.

FreightWaves Passport is uniquely designed to deepen your 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.