Due to Dorian’s unwelcome extended stay, FreightWaves is expanding free SONAR access through next Friday, September 13. As anyone in logistics knows, in the midst and aftermath of hurricanes and other natural disasters, the ability to access the latest information on the market is critical.
Dorian won’t go away, continuing to batter the Atlantic coasts and wreak havoc on supply chains. Logistics suppliers are forced to make last-minute routing decisions and require the fastest and most up-to-date information for planning purposes. When a natural disaster like this occurs, it’s more important than ever to focus on the data that can help you understand the lasting impacts of the storm on markets and regions.
A large percentage of SONAR’s data reflects what’s happening on the ground within the first 24 hours, and SONAR is proud to offer the fastest freight data on the planet, with visibility across all modes of traffic.
FreightWaves Market Experts recommend referring to the headhaul index (HAUL), inbound (ITVI) and outbound (OTVI) volume indices, and inbound and outbound tender rejection indices in SONAR across all markets in the southeastern US. Inbound (ITRI) and outbound (OTRI) tender rejections can also be broken down by trailer type, dry van (VITRI/VOTRI) and reefer (RITRI/ROTRI).
SONAR’s Critical Event Center offers unparalleled views of major weather events and information to assist companies involved in relief operations in managing their networks.
The broader SONAR platform also contains freight data from over 1200 sources that create actionable insights for capacity planners.
There is also a direct feed from Twitter that offers filtered content from 30,000 of the most relevant news publishers, organizations, and commentators. The comments can be further filtered for specific terms around hurricanes, Dorian, FEMA, disaster relief, and over 70 other major terms.
Since FreightWaves opened up free access to SONAR last week, more than 1200 companies and organizations have signed up, many of which are involved in disaster relief logistics.