In this Monday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free market report for owner operators and carriers, you’ll discover where demand and rates are likely to be high and low this week. In today’s edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” two Texas locations once again snag spots in our Top Five Hottest Markets list, while demand is projected to heat up in two California markets. This week, all of our top five highest demand markets are either power only or flatbed markets, with Texarkana once again projected to be the highest demand/rate flatbed market in North America. You also can expect demand for power only and flatbed capacity to rise in several markets in the Midwest over the next five to seven days. On the flipside, the Wilmington, N.C., power only market is likely to be the coldest (low demand/low rates) market in the country in the coming week.

For more market insights that will help you maximize your profits, scroll down to find out where else demand/rates are likely to be high, low, rising and falling in this Monday edition of “Where’s the Freight?”

Where Demand for Capacity Will Be High or Increasing

  • Texarkana, Texas, Flagstaff, Ariz., and Rapid City, S.D., are projected to be the highest flatbed markets in the North America over the next five to seven days. Demand for flatbed is expected to increase in the coming week to/from Cheyenne, Wyo.
  • You can expect demand for reefer capacity to rise this week for Texarkana, Texas.
  • San Diego and El Paso, Texas, will be the highest demand/rate power only markets in in the country this week. Demand for power only will rise this week inbound to and outbound from Jonesboro, Ark., Stockton, Calif., and Columbus, Ohio.

Where Demand for Capacity Will Be Low or Decreasing

  • Flatbed demand will be extremely low over the next five to seven days to/from Brooklyn, N.Y., and Fargo, N.D. 
  • Hartford, Conn., is projected to be the lowest demand/rate reefer market in North America this week. Demand for reefer is projected to fall this week inbound to and outbound from Grand Junction, Colo.
  • Demand for power only to/from Wilmington, N.C., will be extremely low in the coming week. Demand for power only capacity inbound to and outbound from Mobile, Ala., will decrease over the next week.
  • Calgary, Alberta, will be the lowest demand/lowest rate dry van market in North America this week.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights

  • According to the latest Trucker Tools data, these will be the top five (most profitable) markets for owner operators and carriers this week: 1. San Diego (power only), 2. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed), 3. Flagstaff, Ariz. (flatbed), 4. El Paso, Texas (power only), and 5. Rapid City, S.D. (flatbed).
  • The bottom five (least profitable) for truckers and carriers in the coming week will be: 1. Wilmington, N.C. (power only), 2. Brooklyn, N.Y. (flatbed), 3. Calgary, Alberta (dry van), 4. Hartford, Conn. (reefer), and 5. Fargo, N.D. (flatbed).
  • The outbound SONAR signal is 78 and the inbound SONAR signal is 81 for San Diego’s power only market, meaning that the number of loads will far surpass the amount of capacity that is expected to be going in and out of the area this week. 
  • The semi-conductor shortage, COVID-19 outbreaks and an aging workforce have caused a capacity crunch and driver shortage across the border in Mexico. One estimate has Mexico’s driver shortage increasing by 18 percent by the end of this year.
  • This week, demand for power only capacity to/from Wilmington, N.C., is projected to be five times lower than it was at the same time last year.
  • According to today’s Daily Market Update from FreightWaves, outbound tender volume are up significantly. 
  • Manufacturing and industrial production output are still relatively low and haven’t rebounded to pre-pandemic levels, according to industry experts

Be sure to read Friday’s Wednesday’s edition of our free market report, Where’s the Freight? Jonesboro, San Diego, El Paso, Texarkana and Rapid City Top Markets for Owner Operators and Carriers in Coming Week. To download Trucker Tools’ all-in-one app, visit https://www.truckertools.com/web/carriers/.

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