October 7, 2022 | TruckerTools

Where’s the Freight? Rapid City, Texarkana, Dodge City, Montgomery and Decatur To See High Demand for Truck Capacity in Coming Week

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Welcome to the Friday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for fleets and truckers. In this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll discover where demand and rates for flatbed, reefer, power only and dry van freight will be highest and lowest over the coming week. 

Over the next week, the Rapid City, S.D., flatbed market is expected to the hottest freight market across the United States and Canada. Rapid City’s top industries include mining, logging, manufacturing, and notably transportation. In fact, the region is home to approximately 30 trucking companies. This week, you also can expect high demand for reefer capacity inbound to and outbound from Texarkana, Texas. If you run dry van, you’ll want to avoid loads into and out of Calgary, Alberta, as demand and rates are expected to be extremely low over the next five to seven day period. 

Where Demand/Rates Will Be Highest or Rising This Week

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Rapid City, S.D., are projected to be extremely high. Demand for flatbed capacity to/from Texarkana, Texas, is projected to increase. 
  • Reefer demand and rates for Texarkana, Texas, Dodge City, Kan., and Decatur, Ala., are likely to be very high. Reefer demand to/from Jonesboro, Ark., and Tucson, Ariz., is expected to rise. 
  • Power only demand and rates for Montgomery, Ala., are likely to be high. Power only demand to/from Fort Worth, Texas, and Nashville, Tenn., is projected to increase.

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

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Joplin, Mo., and Washington D.C., will be very low. 
  • Reefer demand and rates for Montreal, Quebec, and Phoenix are expected to be low.
  • Power only demand and rates for San Francisco, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Salt Lake City are projected to decrease.
  • Dry van demand and rates for Calgary, Alberta, likely will be extremely low. 

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights and Industry News

  • Five Hottest Markets this week: 1. Rapid City, S.D. (flatbed), 2. Texarkana, Texas (reefer), 3. Dodge City, Kan. (reefer), 4. Montgomery, Ala. (power only), and 5. Decatur, Ala. (reefer). 
  • Five Coldest Markets this week: 1. Calgary, Alberta (dry van), 2. Joplin, Mo. (flatbed), 3. Washington D.C. (flatbed), Girardeau, Mo. (power only), 4. Montreal, Quebec (reefer), and 5. Phoenix (reefer). 
  • Market To Watch: This week, demand for power only capacity inbound to and outbound from Fort Worth, Texas, is expected to increase significantly.  
  • In the coming week, demand for flatbed capacity to/from Rapid City, S.D., is projected to be twice as high as it was during the same week last year.
  • The latest Specialty Crops National Truck Rate Report from the U.S.D.A. indicates a slight capacity shortage for the Upper Valley and Twin Falls-Burley District of Idaho, as well as a capacity surplus for Mexico crossings through Nogales, Ariz. 
  • As Florida and other Southeastern U.S. states recover from Hurricane Iantrucking rates are expected to increase

Read our previous freight market report, “Where’s the Freight? North Platte, Texarkana, Fort Worth and Jonesboro Hottest Freight Markets for Truckers This Week.” 

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