Happy Friday, friends, and welcome to the end of week edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?,” a free market report for carriers and owner operators. The insights that you see in “Where’s the Freight?” are based on the real-time transactions taking place on our broker software platform, free carrier platform and mobile app. With this data, we can predict where demand and rates for flatbed, reefer, power only and dry van will be highest and lowest over the next five to seven day period.

Looking ahead to the coming week, you can expect Dodge City, Kan., to remain a hot spot for reefer loads. If you run flatbed, you may want to avoid loads to/from Yakima, Wash., this week, as demand and rates are projected to be extremely low. Over the next five to seven days, you also can expect power only demand inbound to and outbound from New Castle, Del., to be relatively high, while Reno, Nev., will see low demand/rates for power only capacity.

Read on for more market insights in this Friday edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?”

Where Demand and Rates Are Likely To Be High or Rising

  • Flatbed demand and rates to/from Dodge City, Kan., will continue to be relatively high over the next five to seven days. Demand for flatbed capacity inbound to and outbound from Texarkana, Texas, and Ithaca, N.Y., are likely to increase this week.
  • Reefer demand and rates for Dodge City, Kan., Grand Junction, Colo., and Tucson, Ariz., are projected to be relatively high in the coming week. You also can expect demand for reefer capacity to rise this week for Dodge City, Kan., and Tucson, Ariz.
  • Power only demand and rates to/from New Castle, Del., are likely to be relatively high this week.

Where Demand and Rates Are Likely To Be Low or Falling

  • Flatbed demand and rates inbound to and outbound from Yakima, Wash., Joplin, Mo., and Tucson, Ariz., are projected to be extremely low this week. Flatbed demand to/from Vancouver, British Columbia, is expected to decline in the next five to seven days.
  • Reefer demand and rates to/from Edmonton, Alberta, likely will be very low this week. Look for reefer demand inbound to and outbound from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to decline in the coming week.
  • Power only demand and rates for Reno, Nevada, will be extremely low over the next week. Power only demand to/from Des Moines, Iowa, is likely to fall over the next five to seven day period.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights and Industry News

  • The five highest demand/rate markets this week: 1. Dodge City, Kan. (reefer), 2. Dodge City, Kan. (flatbed), 3. Grand Junction, Colo. (reefer), 4. Tucson, Ariz. (reefer), and 5. New Castle, Del. (power only).
  • The five lowest demand/rate markets this week: 1. Yakima, Wash. (flatbed), 2. Joplin, Mo. (flatbed), 3. Reno, Nevada (power only), 4. Edmonton, Alberta (reefer), and 5. Tucson, Ariz. (flatbed).
  • The inbound reefer market for Dodge City, Kan., is projected to favor carriers and owner operators by a ratio of two to one in the coming week, meaning there should be two loads available to each refrigerated trailer headed into the area.
  • Farmers in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley continue to feel the effects of last February’s winter storm that caused growers to lose as much as 70 percent of their 2021 crops. Approximately 30 percent of 2022 crops were lost as a result of the storm, as well.
  • For the first time in many months, the Hartford, Conn., reefer market has fallen out of our Five Coldest Markets list.
  • A blizzard expected to hit Mid-Atlantic states and the Northeast this weekend could bring as much as three feet of snow and 90 mph winds. Stay safe, everyone!

Check out the Wednesday edition of Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast, Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Tucson, Grand Junction and New Castle Hottest Markets This Week.

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