Welcome to your mid-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free market report that predicts which markets will be the most and least profitable in the coming week. With this information, you can make better decisions on loads and maximize your profit margins as an owner operator or carrier. In this Wednesday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Texarkana, Texas, is projected to be the top flatbed market in North America this week. Speaking of flatbed, three of the regions in today’s Top Five Hottest Markets list are flatbed markets. On the power only side, demand and rates are expected to be relatively high or increasing in two West Coast markets, while demand for power only is projected to decline in two Southern regions.

Read on to learn exactly where demand and rates will likely be highest and lowest in the coming week in this Wednesday edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?”

Most Profitable Destinations for Owner Operators, Carriers

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

Least Profitable Destinations for Owner Operators, Carriers

  • Demand for flatbed capacity will be low over the next five to seven days to/from Yakima, Wash., and Brooklyn, N.Y. You can expect demand for flatbed to decline this week to/from Norfolk, Va.
  • Hartford, Conn., and Charleston, W.Va., will be the lowest demand/rate reefer markets in North America this week. 
  • Demand for power only will decrease over the next week to/from Albuquerque, N.M., and Jefferson City, Mo.
  • Calgary, Alberta, will continue to be the lowest demand/lowest rate dry van market in North America this week. Demand for dry van also is projected to fall for Dodge City, Kan.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights

  • Today’s Trucker Tools data projects that these will be the five best (most profitable) markets for owner operators and carriers this week: 1. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed), 2. San Diego (power only), 3. Flagstaff, Ariz. (flatbed), 4. Rapid City, S.D. (flatbed), and 5. Jonesboro, Ark.
  • The five worst (least profitable) markets for truckers and carriers will be: 1. Calgary, Alberta (dry van), 2. Yakima, Wash (flatbed), 3. Hartford, Conn. (reefer), 4. Brooklyn, N.Y. (flatbed), and 5. Charleston, W.Va. (reefer).
  • Demand for power only capacity in/out of Jonesboro, Ark., is projected to be three times higher in the coming week than it was at the same time last year.
  • According to today’s FreightWaves Daily Market Update, national outbound tender rejections and volumes are down slightly today.
  • San Diego’s power only market will continue to favor carriers and owner operators by more than three to one, meaning that for every truck in the market, three loads are projected to be available over the next five to seven days.
  • Cass and ACT’s shipment volume index shows a 15 percent increase year over year in their July Freight Forecast.

Don’t forget to check out our Monday edition of our free market report, Where’s the Freight? Expect High Demand for Capacity To/From San Diego, Texarkana, Flagstaff, El Paso and Rapid City This Week, for even more market insights. To download the Trucker Tools mobile app, visit https://www.truckertools.com/web/carriers/.