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June 7, 2021 | TruckerTools

Where’s the Freight? Dallas, Jefferson City, Allentown, Chicago and Spokane Projected To Be Top Markets for Truckers/Carriers in the Coming week

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Welcome to the Monday edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?,” your go-to source for info on where demand for specific types of capacity will be high and low in the coming week. As we head into the second full week of June, dry van continues to dominate, with dry van markets claiming all five spots in our today’s Top Five Hottest Market list and the five slots in today’s Rising Markets list. This week you can expect high or rising demand for dry van in two major Texas markets, while dry van demand in one notable California port region is projected to rise in the coming week. In today’s “Where’s the Freight?,” Spokane, Wash., re-enters our Top Five Hottest Market list, while demand for refrigerated capacity is expected to fall slightly this week to/from Harrisburg, Pa. 

Scroll down for more insights into what you can expect from freight markets across the United States in the coming week!

Where Demand Will Be High or Rising Markets

  • Dallas, Jefferson City, Mo., Allentown, Pa., Chicago and Spokane, Wash., are projected to be the dry van markets with the highest demand this week. Demand for dry van is likely to increase in the coming week for Columbus, Ohio, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles and Houston. 

Where Demand Will Be Low or Falling

  • Demand for reefer capacity to/from Harrisburg, Pa., is expected to be low this week. 
  • Demand and rates for dry van to/from Grand Rapids, Mich., Atlanta, and Charleston, S.C. are likely to be extremely low over the next five to seven days. You can expect demand for dry van capacity inbound to and outbound from Atlanta and Harrisburg, Pa., to decrease further in the coming week. 

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights

  • According to the latest Trucker Tools data, the top five markets for truckers and carriers this week will be: 1. Dallas (dry van), 2. Jefferson City, Mo. (dry van), 3. Allentown, Pa. (dry van), 4. Chicago (dry van), and 5. Spokane, Wash. (dry van).
  • The bottom five markets for truckers and carriers will be: 1. San Francisco (dry van), 2. Grand Rapids, Mich. (dry van), 3. Atlanta (dry van), 4. Charleston, S.C. (dry van) and 5. Harrisburg, Pa. (reefer). 
  • According to FreightWaves’ Daily Market Report, freight volumes are up for Houston, which explains why demand for dry van to/from Houston is expected to increase this week. 
  • Dallas, whose dry van market is projected to be the hottest market for truckers this week, is home to one of the largest inland ports in the country, serving as a key shipping and distribution point for freight being moved across Texas and around the country.
  • Frito-Lay, Lockheed Martin, Mary Kay, PepsiCo, Peterbilt, Dean Foods, Nokia North America, GM, Texas Instruments and several other well-known brands are headquartered and/or have manufacturing operations located in the Dallas-Forth Worth area.  
  • Demand for dry van to/from Jefferson City, Mo., this week will be two times higher than it was last year.

Read the previous edition of Trucker Tools’ free market report, Where’s the Freight? Expect High Demand for Capacity for St. Louis, Dallas, New Brunswick, Jefferson City and Cleveland This Week.

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