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TransRisk is now TransRisk by FreightWaves.

On February 5, 2018, TransRisk officially became TransRisk by FreightWaves. Same management. Same mission. Just a better name and broader focus. 

The original FreightWaves.com was launched in March 2017 to provide market insights on the global freight markets. The news site was inspired by sites like the WSJ, Platts, The Economist, Bloomberg, and TechCrunch- except with a perspective on how events and issues impact the freight markets. 

In less than a year, FreightWaves has become one of the most trafficked sites in freight, enjoying more than 400k reads per month. The news site also served as the vehicle to help launch the largest blockchain commercial alliance (BiTA) in the world. Read about our journey

Our mission  has always been consistent- to provide transparency and visibility into the freight markets. We are focused on achieving this through our news content, market data dashboard (SONAR), forum (BiTA), and soon our TransRisk freight futures offering.  

Coming late 2018, the TransRisk freight futures contracts are planned for launch. FreightWaves has partnered with DAT and Nodal Exchange to create the first tradeable futures contracts based on North American trucking spot-rates. 

The futures contracts will be financially settled, meaning that a physical truck is not involved in the transaction. All of the freight futures contracts are settled against DAT's spot-rate index. To understand more about freight futures, here is an article where we featured the concept:


Our freight futures partners:

Dat is a price reporting agency that provides the trucking industry's benchmark index

Dat is a price reporting agency that provides the trucking industry's benchmark index

Nodal exchange, owned by Eex, is the largest power futures exchange in the us and provides the exchange and clearing function for the transrisk freight futures contracts

Nodal exchange, owned by Eex, is the largest power futures exchange in the us and provides the exchange and clearing function for the transrisk freight futures contracts

As we get closer to introducing the futures contracts, we will post additional information and have further coverage on the concept. Subscribe for regular updates. 


To learn more about freight futures and how they work, we highly recommend watching this CNBC interview with the CEO and founder of FreightWaves. 


TransRisk Freight Futures Network

TransRisk Freight Futures Network

TransRisk Freight Futures Articles

While a number of things can impact the freight markets at any moment, the channel below is dedicated articles and commentary about TransRisk freight futures specifically.