November 30, 2022 | TruckerTools

Where’s the Freight? Jonesboro, South Bend, Decatur, Montgomery and Ithaca To See High Demand for Truckload Capacity This Week

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Happy Wednesday, truckers and carriers, and welcome to your mid-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight report for owner operators and fleets. In this and every edition of our free freight report, you’ll learn where demand and rates for various types of freight will be high, low, increasing and decreasing over the next five to seven days. Looking ahead to the coming week, demand for flatbed capacity is projected to be high or increasing in several markets, including South Bend, Ind., and Texarkana, Texas. If you run power only freight, you’ll want to prioritize loads inbound to and outbound from Jonesboro, Ark., this week, as demand and rates are projected to be extremely high. 

Where Demand/Rates Will Be Highest or Rising This Week

  • Flatbed demand and rates for South Bend, Ind., Montgomery, Ala., and Ithaca, N.Y., are expected to be very high. Flatbed demand inbound to and outbound from Texarkana, Texas, is projected to rise. 
  • Reefer demand and rates for Decatur, Ala., are expected to be high. Reefer demand to/from Fayetteville, Ark., and Texarkana, Texas, is likely to increase. 
  • Power only demand and rates for Jonesboro, Ark., will be extremely high. Power only demand for Baltimore and Jefferson City, Mo., is expected to rise. 

Where Freight Demand/Rates Will Be Lowest or Falling This Week

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Reno, Nev., and Brooklyn, N.Y., are projected to be very low. 
  • Reefer demand and rates for Hartford, Conn., and Pittsburgh are likely to remain extremely low. 
  • Power only demand and rates for Fayetteville, Ark., will be low. 

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights and Industry News

  • Five Hottest Markets this week: 1. Jonesboro, Ark. (power only), 2. South Bend, Ind. (flatbed), 3. Decatur, Ala. (reefer), 4. Montgomery, Ala. (flatbed), and 5. Ithaca, N.Y. (flatbed).
  • Five Coldest Markets this week: 1. Hartford, Conn. (reefer), 2. Reno, Nev. (flatbed), 3. Brooklyn, N.Y. (flatbed), 4. Pittsburgh (reefer), and 5. Fayetteville, Ark. (power only).
  • Market To Watch: Over the next week, demand for flatbed capacity to/from Texarkana, Texas, is expected to increase substantially.
  • Demand for power only capacity this week for Jonesboro, Ark., is projected to be seven times higher than it was during the same week last year. 
  • As of this morning, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass a negotiated labor bill that aims to prevent a nation-wide rail strike.
  • According to FreightWaves’ newest Weekly Fuel Report, the average per gallon price of diesel fuel purchased at a truck stop has decreased slightly over the last week and currently sits at $5.271.

For more market insights, check out our previous market report, “Where’s the Freight? San Diego, Texarkana, Jonesboro and Tucson Hottest Freight Markets Over Next Week.”

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