This is usually one of the slowest times of the year in trucking. Not this year, however. Distribution of several different COVID-19 vaccines, an increase in volumes at ports and the possibility of a second stimulus are all driving sustained demand for trucks. Companies have developed better systems and protocols for dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks, which has helped manufacturing rebound. Factories are better able to restock inventories and that is driving demand for capacity, as well. As Americans continue to largely stay at home during the pandemic, demand for home deliveries and home renovation supplies also remains high.
More heavy snow and whiteout conditions are expected today and tomorrow in the southern Colorado Rockies, Northern New Mexico, southeastern Utah and parts of Arizona. Heavy winds also are forecast for the Sacramento Valley and Sierra Nevada. Drive safely, everyone!
Trucker Tools has teamed up with FreightWaves to offer you additional insights into current trends, including info on which markets will be hot and cold in the coming week for truckers like you. FreightWaves’ Daily Market Update today shows that demand for capacity is rising in Houston, Chattanooga, Tenn., Allentown, Pa., Lakeland, Fla., and Harrisburg, Pa. The Daily Market Update also reports that demand for trucks is falling in Ft. Worth, Texas, Los Angeles, Ontario, Calif., and Dallas. Freight volume is up for Detroit, Columbus, Ohio, Joliet, Ill., and Stockton, Calif.
Stay tuned for the next Market Index Report, which is published on Trucker Tools’ social media and blog on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For more insights on where to go for the best rates, read Montreal, Cheyenne, Ottawa and Chicago Some of the Hottest/Coldest Markets for Truckers. To download Trucker Tools’ free driver app, visit https://www.truckertools.com/carriers/.