November 2, 2022 | TruckerTools

Where’s the Freight? Montgomery, Tucson, Texarkana, San Diego and Decatur To See High Demand This Week

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Welcome to your Wednesday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for carriers and owner operators.

Over the next five to seven days, the Montgomery, Ala., power only market is projected to be the hottest freight market across the United States and Canada — which is why it’s number one in today’s Top Five Hottest Markets list. This week, you also can expect demand and rates for reefer capacity inbound to and outbound from Tucson, Ariz., to be very strong. If you run flatbed loads, you’ll want to prioritize loads to/from Texarkana, Texas, this week, as flatbed demand and rates are projected to increase significantly. 

Read on to find out what else you can expect from U.S. and Canadian freight markets over the next five to seven day period. 

Where Demand/Rates Will Be Highest or Rising This Week

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Texarkana, Texas, are projected to increase. 
  • Reefer demand and rates for Texarkana, Texas, Tucson, Ariz., and Decatur, Ala., will be very high. Reefer demand to/from Dodge City, Kan., and Texarkana, Texas, is expected to increase.
  • Power only demand and rates for Montgomery, Ala., and San Diego are projected to be extremely high. Power only demand to/from Buffalo, N.Y., and St. Cloud, Minn., is expected to rise. 

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

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Yakima, Wash., are likely to be very low. Flatbed demand to/from Ithaca, N.Y., is projected to decrease.
  • Reefer demand and rates for Hartford, Conn., and Pittsburgh will be low. 
  • Power only demand and rates for Tulsa, Okla., and Wichita, Kan., are expected to be extremely low. Power only demand for St. Louis and Cape Girardeau, Mo., is likely to decrease. 

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights and Industry News

  • Five Hottest Markets this week: 1. Montgomery, Ala. (power only), 2. Tucson, Ariz. (reefer), 3. Texarkana, Texas (reefer), 4. San Diego (power only), and 5. Decatur, Ala. (reefer). 
  • Five Coldest Markets this week: 1. Tulsa, Okla. (power only), 2. Yakima, Wash. (flatbed), 3. Hartford, Conn. (reefer), 4. Pittsburgh (reefer), and 5. Wichita, Kan. (power only).
  • Market To Watch: The Texarkana, Texas, reefer market is projected to heat up this week with demand expected to increase by 20 percent. 
  • In the coming week, demand for power only capacity to/from San Diego will be double what it was during the same week in 2021.
  • Today’s Specialty Crops National Truck Rate Report from the U.S.D.A. indicates truck surpluses at Mexico crossings through Nogales and Southern Texas, as well as West District Florida.
  • As of yesterday, the national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel was $5.32, a $1.59 year-over-year increase.

Be sure to check out our previous free freight forecast, “Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Dodge City, Jonesboro and Buffalo Projected To Be Hottest Freight Markets in Coming Week.”

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