FreightWaves' rapid growth continues, pageviews top 1 million per month

 FreightWaves founder and CEO, Craig Fuller, with Transparency18 keynote Bettina Warburg.

FreightWaves founder and CEO, Craig Fuller, with Transparency18 keynote Bettina Warburg.

FreightWaves’ engagement in the freight markets continues to grow, further cementing the FreightWaves community as the strongest group of market participants in transportation and logistics.

According to Amazon’s Alexa data as of May 27, 2018, FreightWaves received 1,090,922 pageviews in the past 30 days. This was up from 795,172 pageviews on March 18, 2018, a 37% growth in the past 72 days. The site continues to gain distance on the other freight-related sites and strengthen its position as the leading site in all of freight. The news site is a little more than a year old, having launched on March 1, 2017.

In addition to traffic, the FreightWaves community showed up in force last week at Transparency18, with nearly 950 attendees to FreightWaves’ first conference. There were also nearly 900 live streams of the event at freight companies worldwide.

The company is planning to host an even-larger event on November 12-13 in Dallas-Fort Worth, MarketWaves18. In the past week, more than 100 folks have already registered with an anticipated audience of over 1,500 attendees. MarketWaves will cover the impact of technology and the economy on the freight markets in 2019 and beyond. Like the Transparency event format, the conference will feature more than 40 live-demos of emerging technologies and applications.

FreightWaves also introduced SONAR, a dashboard that helps market participants understand the supply/demand metrics of the freight market. Pulling in hundreds of datasets from across the market, SONAR takes in ELD, telematics, electronic, payment, fuel, IOT sensors, used truck pricing, retail/auto/agriculture/construction, and commodity data to identify elements that will impact their business. 

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 The SONAR dashboard shown to help companies identify changes in the freight markets overtime. The left map shows areas where the TRI (turndown rate index) is highest and the screen on the right is a chart showing rejections in Chicago with technical analysis studies.  

The SONAR dashboard shown to help companies identify changes in the freight markets overtime. The left map shows areas where the TRI (turndown rate index) is highest and the screen on the right is a chart showing rejections in Chicago with technical analysis studies.