December 7, 2022 | TruckerTools

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Tucson, Dodge City, Jonesboro and Gary To See High Demand for Trucks This Week

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

Looking ahead to the coming week, you can expect demand for reefer and flatbed capacity to remain high in several distribution markets, while power only and dry van demand will be relatively muted. In fact, today’s Top Five Hottest Markets list is dominated by reefer and flatbed markets, with the Texarkana, Texas, reefer market claiming the number one spot in today’s Top Five. Other notables in today’s freight report include rising demand for flatbed capacity in markets in Alabama, New York, Indiana and Louisiana and two Texas markets that will see extremely low demand for flatbed capacity over the next five to seven day period. 

Where Demand/Rates Will Be Highest or Rising This Week

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Gary, Ind., are likely to be high. Flatbed demand for Montgomery, Ala., Ithaca, N.Y., South Bend, Ind., and Shreveport, La., is projected to increase. 
  • Reefer demand and rates for Texarkana, Texas, Tucson, Ariz., Dodge City, Kan., and Jonesboro, Ark., will be extremely high. Reefer demand to/from Decatur, Ala., is expected to rise.

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

  • Flatbed demand and rates for El Paso, Texas, Yakima, Wash., and Corpus Christi, Texas, are projected to be extremely low. Flatbed demand to/from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Texarkana, Texas, is likely to decline.
  • Reefer demand and rates for Hartford, Conn., and Pittsburgh are expected to be very low. 
  • Power only demand and rates for Denver are projected to decrease.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights and Industry News

  • Five Hottest Markets this week: 1. Texarkana, Texas (reefer), 2. Tucson, Ariz. (reefer), 3. Dodge City, Kan. (reefer), 4. Jonesboro, Ark. (reefer), and 5. Gary, Ind. (flatbed).
  • Five Coldest Markets this week: 1. El Paso, Texas (flatbed), 2. Hartford, Conn. (reefer), 3. Pittsburgh (reefer), 4. Yakima, Wash. (flatbed), and 5. Corpus Christi, Texas (flatbed).
  • Market To Watch: Over the coming week, demand for reefer capacity to/from Decatur, Ala., is expected to increase significantly
  • This week, demand for reefer capacity to/from Texarkana, Texas, is projected to be seven times higher than it was during the same week last year. 
  • The inbound Gary, Ind., flatbed market will favor owner operators and carriers by nearly two to one over the next week.
  • According to the Logistics Managers’ Index, transportation prices hit a new low last month with prices falling at the fastest rate on record. 
  • Last Thursday, a bipartisan bill, The Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act, was introduced in the U.S. Senate. The bill would use $755 million in competitive grant funding to expand truck parking capacity across the United States.

Be sure to read the previous edition of our free freight report for carriers and owner operators, “Where’s the Freight? South Bend, Texarkana, Fort Wayne, San Diego and Ithaca Projected To Be Hot Markets in Coming Week.”

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