Commodity Flow Indices
(Commodity information is only available on the mapping feature, tap the drop-down box on the map to see a list)
What is it?
SONAR has various commodity data information that is grouped into categories such as minerals, coal, petroleum, sand, and grain organized by market. They are available on a heat map to show what regions are showing the volume of each commodity grouping compared to the rest of the country.
Who is interested?
Anyone that is looking for a reason to predict potential freight flow patterns in specific regions: Brokers, carriers, market analysts
What does it tell me?
Commodity flows give you a general idea of what areas produce the various commodities in the country. When freight booms happen a lot of the volume can be isolated to particular freight. Knowing what comes out of where can help you gain a better understanding of trucking movement patterns and why they occur when they do.