Welcome to another edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?,” a three times/week free market report that tells you where demand for trucks will be high and low in the coming week. In this Wednesday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” reefer makes a come-back, claiming three of the five spots in our Top Five Hottest Markets list. In the coming week, you can expect demand for reefer, flatbed and power only to be high or increasing in three key Texas markets. Also look for flatbed demand to be up in one major Canadian market, while two reefer markets in the Southern United States will be among the highest demand markets this week.

To discover where demand for trucks will be high, low, rising and falling over the next five to seven days, scroll down to read this mid-week edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?”

Most Profitable Markets for Truckers/Carriers

  • You can expect demand for flatbed capacity to be high this week running to/from Texarkana, Texas. Flatbed demand is expected to increase this week for Southwestern Ontario and Spokane, Wash.
  • Dodge City, Kan., Macon, Ga., and Tucson, Ariz., are projected to be the highest demand reefer markets in North America over the next five to seven day period. You also can expect reefer demand to increase this week for Wheeling, W.Va., and Corpus Christi, Texas.
  • Jonesboro, Ark., will be the top power only market for truckers/carriers in the coming week. Demand for power only is likely to increase this week to/from Fort Worth, Texas.

Least Profitable Markets for Truckers/Carriers

  • Demand for flatbed capacity inbound to and outbound from Stockton, Calif., and Duluth, Minn., will be extremely low over the next five to seven days.
  • If you’re running reefer, you’ll likely want to avoid taking loads to Billings, Mont., and Hartford, Conn., as these are projected to be the lowest demand/rate reefer markets in the coming week. 
  • The Wilmington, N.C., power only market is projected to be the lowest demand market in North America over the next week. 
  • Expect demand for dry van to/from Huntington, W.Va., to be extremely low this week.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights

  • According to the latest Trucker Tools’ data, these will be the five most profitable markets for truckers and carriers this week: 1. Dodge City, Kan. (reefer), 2. Jonesboro, Ark. (power only), 3. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed), 4. Macon, Ga. (reefer), and 5. Tucson, Ariz. (reefer).
  • The five least profitable markets for truckers and carriers this week will be: 1. Wilmington, N.C. (power only), 2. Billings, Mont. (reefer), 3. Hartford, Conn. (reefer), 4. Stockton, Calif. (flatbed), and 5. Duluth, Minn. (flatbed).
  • According to FreightWaves’ Daily Market Update, national outbound tender volumes and rejections are up today, reflecting an increase in demand
  • The Dodge City, Kan., reefer market favors carriers by a ratio of nearly four to one, meaning that for every carrier/owner operator, there are four reefer loads available. Meat packing is the city’s primary industry, which is likely driving demand for reefer.
  • Current demand for reefer capacity to/from Dodge City, Kan., is five times higher than it was at this time last year. 
  • Container ships continue to wait outside West Coast ports such as Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland, impacting demand for trucks in markets such as Stockton, Calif.

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