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March 17, 2021 | TruckerTools

Where’s the Freight? Demand/Rates Projected To Be High for Rapid City, Tucson, Southwestern Ontario, Texarkana and Winnipeg Over the Next Week

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Wouldn’t it be valuable if you knew where demand for trucks will be high and low in the next week? Armed with this knowledge, you could maximize your earnings by passing on loads that would take you into areas where rates are projected to be low. Instead, you could make markets where demand will be high a top priority. Trucker Tools’ three times/week market report, “Where’s the Freight?” provides exactly this information to drivers and carriers — for free. We use data from our broker, carrier and driver platforms to project with accuracy where trucks will be needed the most and least over the next five to seven day period. 

In today’s edition of “Where’s the Freight?” reefer and flatbed markets dominate our top five hottest markets list for truckers and carriers list, reflecting nationwide demand for both types of capacity. Keep scrolling to find out where rates and demand will be high and low in the coming week in today’s edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?”

Hot Markets for Truckers, Carriers 

  • The top flatbed markets in the country this week will be Rapid City, S.D., Southwestern Ontario (Canada), and Texarkana, Texas. Demand for flatbed is expected to increase this week for Springfield, Mass., Yakima, Wash., and South Bend, Ind.
  • Tucson, Ariz., will continue its reign as the best reefer market in the country for truckers and carriers in the coming week. Demand for reefer capacity is projected to be high this week for Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada), as well. 
  • Demand for power only will be high over the next five to seven days for Hartford, Conn.

Cold Markets for Truckers, Carriers

  • Reefer demand will be low in the coming week for Hartford, Conn., Billings, Mont., and Rapid City, S.D. 
  • Portland, Ore., is projected to be the coldest power only market in the nation this week. Demand for power only will fall this week for Jacksonville, Fla., and Richmond, Va.
  • Eastern Ontario will be a low-demand market for dry van capacity over the next five to seven days.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights

  • Based on today’s Trucker Tools data, the top hottest markets for truckers this week will be: 1. Rapid City, S.D. (flatbed), 2. Tucson, Ariz. (reefer), 3. Southwestern Ontario (Canada), 4. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed) and 5. Winnipeg, Manitoba (reefer).
  • The five coldest markets for truckers in the coming week will be: 1. Portland, Ore. (power only), 2. Eastern Ontario (dry van), 3. Hartford, Conn. (reefer), 4. Billings, Mont. (reefer), and Rapid City, S.D. (reefer).
  • Demand for power only capacity in and out Hartford, Conn., is currently twice what it was at this time last year.
  • After briefly falling out of our top five hot markets list, the Rapid City, S.D., flatbed market is once again projected to be the top freight market in the nation for truckers and carriers in the coming week. 
  • The Greater Golden Horseshoe region across Southwestern Ontario is one of the fastest growing regions in North America, home to 25 percent of Canada’s total population

FreightWaves: Lane Insights

Trucker Tools is partnering with FreightWaves to provide you with information on some of the most popular freight lanes in North America. In today’s Daily Watch, FreightWaves is reporting that national outbound freight volumes are down from last week, but that demand for trucks in several markets remains elevated. If you’re a dry van driver or carrier with a truck/trucks in the Kansas City area, FreightWaves recommends that you target the spot market for loads running Kansas City to St. Louis. For reefer drivers/carriers, Atlanta to Indianapolis is projected to be a hot market this week, as reefer capacity currently is in high demand in both markets. With rejections high out of Harrisburg and Chicago projected to be a profitable destination for carriers/drivers, it’s also recommended that you check the spot market for loads running from Harrisburg to Chicago before accepting tendered loads. 

Read Monday’s edition of our free market report for truckers and carriers, Where’s the Freight? Southwestern Ontario, Portland (Maine), Tucson, San Diego and Savannah Projected To Be Hottest Markets for Truckers This Week.

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