Welcome to the mid-week edition of Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for trucking companies and owner operators. The market insights you see in this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?” are based on real-world data from Trucker Tools’ driver, carrier and broker software platforms. Looking ahead to the coming week, you can expect to see an increase in demand for flatbed capacity in one major Ontario market, while Yakima, Wash., is projected to be among the least profitable flatbed markets this week. If you run reefer, you’ll want to make Tucson, Ariz., a priority this week, as reefer demand and rates are projected to be high in the region. Over the next five to seven days, you also can expect to see demand and rates for dry van capacity for Ithaca, N.Y., increase and for Calgary, Alberta, to be a low demand/low rate dry van market this week.

Read on to discover more insights into which markets will see the highest and lowest demand and rates in the coming week in this newest edition of “Where’s the Freight?” below.

Where Demand and Rates Are Likely To Be High or Rising

  • Flatbed demand and rates to/from Rapid City, S.D., and Texarkana, Texas, will remain high in the coming week. Demand for flatbed capacity inbound to and outbound from Southwestern Ontario is likely to increase this week.
  • Reefer demand and rates for Dodge City, Kan., and Tucson, Ariz., will be high in the next five to seven day period. You also can expect reefer demand to/from Vancouver, British Columbia, to increase this week.
  • Power only demand and rates inbound to and outbound from Springfield, Mass., will be elevated in the coming week. Power only demand to/from Brooklyn, N.Y., and Richmond, Va., is projected to rise this week.
  • Dry van demand inbound to and outbound from Ithaca, N.Y., will increase slightly over the next week.

Where Demand and Rates Are Likely To Be Low or Falling

  • Flatbed demand and rates inbound to and outbound from Yakima, Wash., are projected to be low over the next five to seven days.
  • Reefer demand and rates for Billings, Mont., and Reno, Nev., will be extremely low in the next week.
  • Power only demand and rates for Brooklyn, N.Y., are expected to be low this week. Power only demand to/from Birmingham, Ala., and Phoenix is likely to decline in the coming week.
  • Dry van demand and rates for Calgary, Alberta, are projected to be very low over the next five to seven day period.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights and Industry News

  • The five most profitable markets for truckers and carriers this week will be: 1. Dodge City, Kan. (reefer), 2. Springfield, Mass. (power only), 3. Rapid City, S.D. (flatbed), 4. Tucson, Ariz. (reefer), and 5. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed).
  • The five least profitable markets for truckers and carriers likely will be: 1. Billings, Mont. (reefer), 2. Brooklyn, N.Y. (power only), 3. Yakima, Wash. (flatbed), 4. Calgary, Alberta (dry van), and 5. Reno, Nev. (reefer).
  • This week, demand for power only capacity for Springfield, Mass., will be six times higher than it was during this week in 2021.  
  • The latest Daily Market Update from FreightWaves indicates that national outbound tender rejections and volumes are both up.
  • Over the next week, the Texarkana, Texas, flatbed market will favor owner operators and fleets by more three to one, meaning for each flatbed trailer headed into or out of the area, there should be at least three loads available.
  • The U.S. Labor Department is partnering with the American Trucking Associations for a new apprenticeship program that allows carriers to train new drivers.
  • Springfield, Mass., whose power only market is projected to see high demand this week, counts manufacturing, trade and transportation among its top industries.

To avoid FOMO (fear of missing out), be sure to read the previous edition of our free market report, Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Rapid City, Texarkana, Birmingham and Corpus Christi Projected To Be High Demand/Rate Markets This Week.

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