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August 26, 2022 | Trucker Tools

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Dodge City, Macon and Spokane Expected To See High Demand for Trucks in Coming Week

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Happy Friday, y’all, and welcome to your TGIF edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free, bi-weekly freight market report for owner operators and carriers.

The latest data from our technology platform indicates that Texarkana, Texas, will remain a hot market for both flatbed and reefer freight over the next five to seven day period. In fact, demand for reefer capacity for Texarkana, Texas, is expected to increase significantly this week. Also of note in today’s freight forecast is that demand for power only capacity inbound to and outbound from New Castle, Del., is projected to increase in the coming week, while Macon, Ga., will be a hot spot for reefer. If you run van or flatbed loads, you may want to avoid loads to/from two major markets in Alberta this week, as rates are expected to be extremely low.

Where Demand/Rates Will Be Highest or Rising This Week

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Texarkana, Texas, and Dodge City, Kan., will remain very high.
  • Reefer demand and rates for Texarkana, Texas, Macon, Ga., and Spokane, Wash., are projected to be high. Demand for reefer capacity inbound to and outbound from Texarkana, Texas, and Tucson, Ariz., is expected to increase.
  • Power only demand and rates for New Castle, Del., Los Angeles and Omaha, Neb., are likely to rise.

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

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Brooklyn, N.Y., and Edmonton, Alberta, will be very low.
  • Reefer demand and rates for Cheyenne, Wyo., and Minot, N.D., will be very low.
  • Power only demand and rates for Albany, N.Y., Denver and Seattle are projected to decline.
  • Dry van demand and rates for Calgary, Alberta, will remain extremely low.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights and Industry News

  • Five Hottest Markets this week: 1. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed), 2. Texarkana, Texas (reefer), 3. Dodge City, Kan. (flatbed), 4. Macon, Ga. (reefer), and 5. Spokane, Wash. (reefer).
  • Five Coldest Markets this week: 1. Calgary, Alberta (dry van), 2. Cheyenne, Wyo. (reefer), 3. Brooklyn, N.Y. (flatbed), 4. Minot, N.D. (reefer), and 5. Edmonton, Alberta (flatbed).
  • Market To Watch: Demand for reefer capacity to/from Texarkana, Texas, this week is projected to increase by 50 percent.
  • The Texarkana, Texas, flatbed market this week will favor owner operators and carriers by two to one, meaning there will be two loads available to every flatbed going into or out of the area.
  • Yesterday’s SONAR Sightings from FreightWaves indicates that outbound tender volumes for Cincinnati have increased nearly 13 percent since last week.
  • The latest Specialty Crops National Truck Rate Report finds that capacity shortages continue to be an issue in these areas: Delaware, Maryland, Eastern Shore Virginia, Southwestern Indiana and Southeastern Illinois.

Don’t miss Wednesday’s “Where’s the Freight? New Castle, Dodge City, Texarkana and Fort Wayne Hottest Freight Markets This Week.”

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