In May, look to the Peach State to fill your vans and reefers. The latest CCJ Equipment Demand Index shows that Georgia took over the top spot from Texas for May van demand. May demand for vans has been relatively stable for the past three years, with Georgia, Texas, Tennessee, and Illinois taking the top four spots.
Georgia also moved to the top spot for reefer demand as Florida’s growing season winds down, dropping it to the No. 4 spot. Texas maintained its No. 1 position for flatbed demand. Tennessee flatbed demand continued to decrease, dropping to No. 7 in 2002 from No. 1 two years ago.
The index, based on equipment searches performed by TransCore customers, shows the top 15 states in terms of demand for trucks in the spot market in the three most common equipment types: dry vans, flatbeds and refrigerated units. The index is intended to help fleet operators identify the most promising opportunities for backhaul and other spot-market freight in the month after its publication.