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May 17, 2021 | TruckerTools

Where’s the Freight? Demand for Trucks To Increase This Week To/From Savannah, Montreal, Medford, Lexington and Toledo

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Welcome to the Monday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free market report for trucker and carriers. Published every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, “Where’s the Freight?” tells you where demand for specific types of trucks will be high and low, and where demand will be rising and falling over the next week. With hundreds of brokers/3PLs booking trucks on Trucker Tools’ broker platforms, 165,000+ carriers booking loads on our free carrier platform and more than 1.2 million truckers using the Trucker Tools mobile app, we can predict with accuracy where demand for trucks will be high and low over the next week.  

In today’s edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” dry van markets continue to dominate our top five hottest markets list, while the Erie flatbed market is projected to be the most profitable market for truckers this week. Ports and key distribution hubs are showing heavy demand for truck capacity this week, likely influenced by the record pace of inbound maritime freight coming into North America

Read on to find out what else you can expect from markets across the United States and Canada this week!

High Demand/Best Paying Markets 

  • Erie, Pa., will be the hottest flatbed market for truckers and carriers this week. 
  • Spokane, Wash., is likely to be the most profitable reefer market in North America for truckers and carriers over the next five to seven days. Reefer demand to/from Savannah, Ga., Medford, Ore., and Lexington, Ky., is projected to increase in the coming week.
  • Expect high demand for dry van capacity this week to/from Wichita, Kan., Southwestern Ontario, and Shreveport, La. Demand for dry van will be rising inbound to and outbound from Montreal, Quebec, and Toledo, Ohio.  

Low Demand/Worst Paying Markets 

  • You can expect a decrease in demand for flatbed trucks running to/from Houston over the next five to seven days.
  • Demand/rates for reefer will be extremely low this week for Phoenix, Columbia, S.C., and Omaha, Neb. 
  • You may want to avoid accepting dry van loads to/from Charlotte, N.C., and Charleston, W.Va., this week, as demand for dry van is projected to be extremely low in both of these areas. 

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights

  • According to the latest data from Trucker Tools’ software platforms, the five best markets for truckers and carriers this week will be: 1. Erie, Pa. (flatbed), 2. Wichita, Kan. (dry van), 3. Southwestern Ontario (dry van), 4. Shreveport, La. (dry van), and 5. Syracuse, N.Y.
  • The five worst markets for truckers and carriers over the next five to seven days will be: 1. Charlotte, N.C. (dry van), 2. Phoenix, Ariz. (reefer), 3. Charleston, W. Va. (dry van), 4. Columbia, S.C. (reefer), and 5. Omaha, Neb. (reefer). 
  • Current demand for dry van capacity to/from Wichita, Kan., is three times higher than it was at this time last year. 
  • Wichita, Kan., has the highest percentage of manufacturing jobs in the nation and is ranked number three in high-tech manufacturing jobs.
  • Syracuse, N.Y., projected to be the hottest reefer market in the country this week, is a major distribution hub for the Northeastern United States. 
  • Global wholesale food supplier Sysco operates a distribution center in Syracuse that distributes meat, poultry, seafood, produce, dairy, frozen food and other products across the Northeast.

Looking for more market insights to help you maximize your profits? Read the previous edition of Trucker Tools’ free market report, Where’s the Freight? High Demand for Trucks This Week To/From Erie, Wichita, Spokane, Shreveport and Jonesboro.

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