Trucking Industry Forecast in November 2022

How dry van trailers will be affected

Dry van trailers and drivers have profoundly impacted almost every industry. This is because they transport everything from food and beverage to pallets of manufactured goods. And in November, this impact will be even more pronounced. Because more and more businesses will be preparing for the holidays.

From late October until the end of December 26, the supply of dry van trailers will be taken up by holiday season consumption.

dry van trailer for FedEx

In November, dry van trailers are typically used for e-commerce delivery purposes, being loaned to companies such as FedEx and UPS. And a wave of consumerism is expected to hit North American countries after Thanksgiving, with extensive retail shops such as Walmart relying on dry van trailers for the transportation of company resources. This phenomenon will be more pronounced in the later stages of November.

As a result, expect that you may feel pressure when sourcing available dry van trailers this November. It is difficult to get the same quality of trailer at the same price.

How Reefer trailers will be affected

Refrigerated trailers are also suitable for a wide range of industries. Whether it is the continuous cooling of raw products or the freeze-proof temperatures required for pharmaceuticals or other lovingly produced goods, the refrigerated trailer can come in handy.

In November, it has another use: the transport of Christmas trees. This is a long-term staple of the holiday season and is often transported in refrigerated trailers. In areas where fir trees are grown, the price of transporting refrigerated trailers may increase.

However, if the transport distances are short, dry van trailers can also do the job.

trailer for Christmas tree

How Open-Deck Freight will be affected

November is a cold month for most of the country. And this is the time of year when the weather changes in most areas. Although the day is still 24 hours long, the days are shorter and the wind is stronger. And towards the end of the year, many construction contracts are able to travel, so there is not as much transport work.

As a result, flatbeds, lowbed, and gooseneck trailers are not as popular during this time of year in November.

How oversized cargoes will be affected

Oversized cargo is not usually transported in November. There are two main reasons for this.

  1. Daylight hours become shorter. In some counties, towns, and states, oversized loads are only allowed to move during daylight hours. This is not only for the safety of the public, but also to protect truck drivers from injury. In November, shorter daylight hours mean that drivers take longer to reach their destinations.
  2. Thanksgiving restrictions. Thanksgiving falls on the last Thursday of November. There will be many people on the roads before and after this date. Again, to protect the safety of the crowds, many cities, counties, and states will prohibit the transport of oversized loads during this time.

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