Welcome to your mid-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” a free market report from Trucker Tools that helps you maximize your profits by telling you where demand for capacity will be high and low in the coming week. The information that you see in each and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?” is based on real-world data from Trucker Tools’ software platforms for brokers and carriers/owner operators.

What stands out in today’s “Where’s the Freight?” is that three of the five entries in our Top Five Hottest Markets list are power only markets. Also notable is that three markets in the great state of Texas appear in today’s Top five Hottest Markets list. In the coming week, you also can expect demand for flatbed capacity to surge in one Wyoming market, while Texarkana, Texas, will remain the best flatbed market for owner operators and carriers. With produce season heating up, demand for refrigerated capacity across the Southern U.S. also is expected to remain elevated.

Read on to find out where else demand for capacity will be high, low, rising and falling over the next five to seven days.

Best Markets for Owner Operators and Carriers

  • Make Texarkana, Texas, a priority destination this week if you’re running flatbed, as it will bethe highest-demand flatbed market for owner operators and carriers over the next five to seven days. Demand for flatbed is expected to rise this week to/from Cheyenne, Wyo., and Shreveport, La.
  • Texarkana, Texas, will be the highest demand/rate reefer market in the coming week. You can expect demand for reefer capacity to increase this week for Montreal, Quebec, and El Paso, Texas.
  • Demand for power only capacity inbound to and outbound from Jonesboro, Ark., and Stockton, Calif.,will be extremely high this week.

Worst Markets for Owner Operators and Carriers

  • Demand for flatbed capacity to/from Edmonton, Alberta, and Brooklyn, N.Y., is likely to be very low this week. Demand for flatbed will drop this week inbound to and outbound from Southwestern Ontario.
  • You’ll want to avoid accepting reefer loads that take you into Hartford, Conn., this week, as it’s projected to be the lowest demand reefer market in the country in the coming week.
  • Demand for power only to/from Bowling Green, Ky., will be extremely low over the next five to seven day period.
  • Huntington, W.Va., is projected to be the lowest demand/lowest rate dry van market in the country in the coming week.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights

  • According to today’s Trucker Tools data, these will be the five most profitable destinations for owner operators and carriers this week: 1. Jonesboro, Ark. (power only), 2. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed), 3. El Paso, Texas (power only), 4. Texarkana, Texas (reefer), and 5. Stockton, Calif. (power only).
  • The five least profitable destinations for truckers and carriers in the coming week will be: 1. Edmonton, Alberta (flatbed), 2. Bowling Green, Ky. (power only), 3. Hartford, Conn. (reefer), 4. Brooklyn, N.Y. (flatbed), and 5. Huntington, W.Va (dry van).
  • The outbound Jonesboro, Ark., power only market will favor owner operators and carriers by a ratio of nearly two to one this week, meaning that there will be twice as many loads as trucks available.
  • The Cass Freight Index recently reported that in June, freight volumes increased by 26.8 percent compared to June of 2020. The same report found that freight expenditures increased 56 percent annually.
  • Demand for reefer capacity inbound to and outbound from Texarkana, Texas, is four times higher than in 2020.
  • According to the latest USDA Specialty Crops National Truck Rate Report, there’s a severe shortage of trucks in the San Luis Valley in Colorado, Southern Georgia, and Northern and Western Florida.  

For more info on hot and cold markets, check out the previous edition of Trucker Tools’ free market report, Where’s the Freight? High Demand for Capacity for Texarkana, Dodge City, Decatur and Fort Wayne This Week. To download Trucker Tools’ all-in-one app, visit https://www.truckertools.com/web/carriers/.

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