September 30, 2022 | TruckerTools

Where’s the Freight? North Platte, Jonesboro and Texarkana To See High Demand for Truck Capacity in Coming Week

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Happy Friday, truckers, and welcome to your end of week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for fleets and drivers. 

Looking ahead to the coming week, you can expect demand for power only capacity to rise as Florida and other parts of the U.S. Southeast deal with the severe damage caused by Hurricane Ian and as freight is rerouted to other locations. Yesterday, the FMCSA issued an emergency declaration for Hurricane Ian that applies to Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The emergency declaration allows carriers who are providing direct emergency relief assistance an exemption from HOS regulations. If you’re on the road in these areas, please stay safe!

Where Demand/Rates Will Be Highest or Rising This Week

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Edmonton, Alberta, are projected to increase. 
  • Reefer demand and rates for Jonesboro, Ark., and Texarkana, Texas, are likely to be very high. 
  • Power only demand and rates for North Platte, Neb., and Fort Worth, Texas, are expected to be extremely high. Power only demand to/from Savannah, Ga., San Antonio, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Richmond, Va., is projected to rise.

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

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Washington D.C. will be extremely low. 
  • Reefer demand and rates for Minot, N.D., are likely to remain low. Reefer demand to/from Macon, Ga., and Grand Junction, Colo., is expected to decline.
  • Power only demand and rates for Cape Girardeau, Mo., are likely to be very low. Demand for power only capacity to/from Nashville, Tenn. is projected to decrease.
  • Dry van demand and rates for Minot, N.D., and Washington D.C. likely will be low.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights and Industry News

  • Five Hottest Markets this week: 1. North Platte, Neb. (power only), 2. Jonesboro, Ark. (reefer), 3. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed), 4. Texarkana, Texas (reefer), 5. Fort Worth, Texas (power only). 
  • Five Coldest Markets this week: 1. Washington D.C. (flatbed), 2. Cape Girardeau, Mo. (power only), 3. Minot, N.D. (reefer), 4. Minot, N.D. (dry van), and 5. Washington D.C. (dry van). 
  • Market To Watch: This week, demand for reefer capacity inbound to and outbound from Jonesboro, Ark., is projected to be four times higher than it was during the same week in 2021.
  • The North Platte, Neb., power only market will continue to favor owner operators and carriers by two to one this week, meaning there should be two loads available to every power only driver headed into and out of the region.
  • Due to Hurricane Ianthe Port of Jacksonville, the largest container port in Florida, will remain closed until the U.S. Coast Guard authorizes operations to recommence. 
  • The South Carolina Ports Authority has closed all marine terminals today due to Hurricane Ian.
  • Over the next five to seven days, the Savannah, Ga., power only market is projected to favor owner operators and carriers by nearly three to one. 

For more insights, read the Wednesday edition of our free freight market report, “Where’s the Freight? North Platte, Texarkana and Jonesboro Hottest Freight Markets This Week.”

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