Happy Monday and welcome to the newest edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for owner operators and trucking companies. This three times per week freight forecast uses real-world data to tell you where demand and rates will be highest and lowest in the United States and Canada over the next five to seven day period.

In today’s edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll notice that reefer and power only markets dominate our Top Five Hottest Markets list, with the Dodge City, Kan., reefer market claiming the number one spot in today’s Top Five. Over the next week, you can expect flatbed demand and rates to be extremely low in two New York markets, while Mobile, Ala., will see a decrease in power only demand this week.

Keep scrollin’ to learn more about which regions will be hot and cold in the coming week!

Where Freight Demand/Rates Will Be Highest or Rising This Week

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Texarkana, Texas, and Montgomery, Ala., are expected to increase.
  • Reefer demand and rates for Dodge City, Kan., and Texarkana, Texas, will be extremely high. Demand for reefer capacity to/from both Dodge City, Kan., and Texarkana, Texas, is likely to rise.  
  • Power only demand and rates for New Castle, Del., San Diego and San Antonio are projected to be high. Power only demand to/from Jacksonville, Fla., likely will increase.

Where Freight Demand/Rates Will Be Lowest or Falling This Week

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Ithaca, N.Y., El Paso, Texas, and Brooklyn, N.Y., are likely to be extremely low. Flatbed demand to/from Huntington, W.Va., is projected to decline.
  • Reefer demand and rates for Pittsburgh and Montreal, Quebec, are expected to be very low.
  • Power only demand and rates for Las Vegas and Mobile, Ala., are expected to decrease.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights and Industry News

  • Five Hottest Markets this week: 1. Dodge City, Kan. (reefer), 2. New Castle, Del. (power only), 3. Texarkana, Texas (reefer), 4. San Diego (power only) and San Antonio (power only).
  • Five Coldest Markets this week: 1. Ithaca, N.Y. (flatbed), 2. Pittsburgh (reefer), 3. El Paso, Texas (flatbed), 4. Montreal, Quebec (reefer), and 5. Brooklyn, N.Y. (flatbed).
  • Market To Watch: Over the next week, the Dodge City, Kan., reefer market, which is number one in today’s Top Five Hottest Markets list, will see demand increase further.
  • In the coming week, demand for power only capacity to/from New Castle, Del.,will be five times higher than it was during the same week last year.
  • The outbound Texarkana, Texas, flatbed market will favor owner operators and carriers by two to one this week.
  • Last week, a U.S. House committee passed the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act, which would invest $755 million in truck parking across the country.

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