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September 28, 2022 | TruckerTools

Where’s the Freight? North Platte, Texarkana and Jonesboro Hottest Freight Markets This Week

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Trucker Tools Free Freight Forecast

Welcome to the Wednesday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for owner operators and carriers. In this and every edition of our free freight forecast, you’ll learn where demand for flatbed, reefer, power only and dry van capacity will be high and low over the next five to seven day period. 

In the coming week, North Platte, Neb., is projected to be the hottest freight market across the United States and Canada, snagging the number one spot in today’s Top Five Hottest Markets list. This week, demand for power only capacity is expected to increase in several other regions as well, including San Antonio, Savannah, Ga., and Richmond, Va. If you run reefer loads, you’ll want to prioritize loads inbound to and outbound from Texarkana, Texas, and Jonesboro, Ark., this week as demand is expected to be high in both markets.

Where Demand/Rates Will Be Highest or Rising This Week

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

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

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Springfield, Mass., and Washington D.C. will be very low. 
  • Reefer demand and rates for Minot, N.D., are projected to be low. 
  • Power only demand and rates for Montgomery, Ala., are likely to be extremely low. Demand for power only capacity to/from St. Louis and Fort Worth, Texas, is expected to decline.
  • Dry van demand and rates for Flagstaff, Ariz., likely will be very low.
Cold freight markets

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights and Industry News

  • Five Hottest Markets this week: 1. North Platte, Neb. (power only), 2. Texarkana, Texas (reefer), 3. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed), 4. Jonesboro, Ark. (power only), and 5. Jonesboro, Ark. (reefer). 
  • Five Coldest Markets this week: 1. Montgomery, Ala. (power only), 2. Springfield, Mass. (flatbed), 3. Washington D.C. (flatbed), 4. Minot, N.D. (reefer), and 5. Flagstaff, Ariz. (dry van). 
  • Market To Watch: Over the next week, demand for power only capacity to/from North Platte, Neb., will be 18 times higher than it was a year ago.
  • The North Platte, Neb., power only market also will favor owner operators and carriers by two to one this week.
  • According to yesterday’s SONAR Sightings from FreightWaves, the outbound tender volume index for Atlanta is up more than eight percent this week.
  • Today’s U.S.D.A. Specialty Crops National Truck Rate Report indicates that there are slight capacity shortages in the Upper Valley/Twin Falls-Burley District of Idaho.
  • Hurricane Ian, which is expected to hit Florida later today, is likely to be one of the costliest storms in U.S. history with damages likely to cost billions of dollars.

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