Happy Friday and welcome to this end-of-week edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?,” your go-to source for finding out where truck demand and rates will be highest and lowest over the next week. In today’s “Where’s the Freight?,” power only and flatbed dominate our Top Five Hottest Markets, while one Midwestern reefer market is projected to see a major increase in demand over the next five to seven days. Demand for trucks is projected to rise in two Kansas markets this week. Stockton, Calif., a major distribution point for cargo entering the United States through West Coast ports, continues to be a cold spot for flatbed due to port congestion. Also of note in today’s “Where’s the Freight?,” one key Arizona reefer market is likely to see an increase in demand over the next five to seven days.

Scroll down to find out where else demand and rates for specific types of capacity will be high and low this week! 

Best Markets for Truckers/Carriers

  • The Texarkana, Texas, flatbed market will be the highest-demand market in North America over the next five to seven days. Flatbed demand is likely to increase this week for Southwestern Ontario.
  • Expect reefer demand to increase in the coming week to/from Dodge City, Kan., and Flagstaff, Ariz.
  • Jonesboro, Ark., and Fort Wayne, Ind., will be the best power only markets for truckers/carriers this week. Look for demand for power to rise this week to/from Wichita, Kan., and Salt Lake City.

Worst Markets for Truckers/Carriers

  • The Stockton, Calif., flatbed market will be the lowest-demand market in North America over the next five to seven days. You can expect demand for flatbed capacity to decrease this week to/from Gary, Ind.
  • Demand and rates for reefer inbound to and outbound from Billings, Mont., and Hartford, Conn., are expected to be low this week.
  • You may want to avoid taking power only loads to/from St. Louis this week, as demand for power only is projected to be very low. You can expect demand and rates for power only to decline this week for Savannah, Ga., and Miami.
  • The North Platte, Neb., dry van market will see low demand in the coming week.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights

  • According to Trucker Tools’ data, these will be the five best markets for truckers and carriers in the coming week: 1. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed), 2. Jonesboro, Ark. (power only), 3. Southwestern Ontario (flatbed), 4. Fort Wayne, Ind. (power only), and 5. Shreveport, La. (flatbed).
  • The five worst markets for truckers and carriers this week will be: 1. Stockton, Calif. (flatbed), 2. Billings, Mont. (reefer), 3. Hartford, Conn. (reefer), 4. St. Louis (power only), and 5. North Platte, Neb. (dry van).
  • FreightWaves is reporting that national outbound tender volumes and rejections both are up today, reflecting an increase in demand
  • A dredging project at the Port of Savannah, the fourth largest container port in the United States, is likely what’s driving the projected decline in demand for power only capacity to and from Savannah, Ga.
  • The Texarkana, Texas, flatbed market is expected to favor carriers by a ratio of four to one in the coming week, which is why it’s projected to be the most profitable market in North America in the coming week. 

For more insights into where demand is likely to be high and low, check out Wednesday’s Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Jonesboro, Texarkana, Macon and Tucson Projected To Be Best Markets for Truckers/Carriers This Week. To download the Trucker Tools app, visit https://www.truckertools.com/web/carriers/.