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August 4, 2021 | TruckerTools

Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Rapid City, Texarkana and San Diego Will Be Top Markets for Truckers in Coming Week

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In this and every edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?,” we reveal where demand for truck capacity is likely to be high, low, increasing and decreasing over the next five to seven days. With this information, you can make better decisions on loads and maximize your profits by avoiding loads that take you into areas where demand will be low and prioritizing loads that take you into areas where demand will be high. 

In today’s free market report, one Texas city appears twice in our Top Five Hottest Markets list, while four Southern U.S. regions are expected to experience increased demand for trucks this week. You also can expect demand for power only capacity to remain relatively high this week for one West Coast port, while one Arkansas city is likely to see extremely low demand for power only over the next five to seven days.

Scroll down to read more about what you can expect from freight markets across the United States and Canada this week in this mid-week edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?”

Where Demand/Rates Will Be High or Increasing

  • Rapid City, S.D., and Texarkana, Texas, once again will be the highest demand/highest rate flatbed markets in North America this week. Demand for flatbed will likely rise this week for Southwestern Ontario and Wheeling, W.Va.
  • On the reefer side, Dodge City, Kan., and Texarkana, Texas, are projected to be the highest demand reefer markets in the country over the next five to seven days. You also can expect demand for reefer capacity to rise over the next week to/from Lexington, Ky.
  • San Diego is projected to be the demand/highest rate power only market in North America over the next five to seven days. Demand for power only is expected to increase this week to/from Savannah, Ga., and Corpus Christi, Texas.

Where Demand/Rates Will Be Low or Decreasing

  • Rapid City, S.D., Hartford, Conn., and Billings, Mont., are likely to be the least profitable reefer markets this week. 
  • Demand for power only will be extremely low this week inbound to and outbound from Jonesboro, Ark., and Boston. 
  • You may want to avoid taking dry van loads into Ottawa, Ontario, Dodge City, Kan., and Ithaca, N.Y. this week, as demand/rates for dry van are projected to fall in these regions over the next five to seven days. 

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights

  • According to today’s Trucker Tools’ data, the five best (highest demand) markets for owner operators and carriers in the coming week will be: 1. Dodge City, Kan. (reefer), 2. Rapid City, S.D. (flatbed), 3. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed), 4. Texarkana, Texas (reefer), and 5. San Diego (power only).
  • The five worst (lowest demand) markets for owner operators and carriers will be: 1. Jonesboro, Ark. (power only), 2. Rapid City, S.D. (reefer), 3. Hartford, Conn. (reefer), 4. Billings, Mont. (reefer), and 5. Boston (power only).
  • According to today’s FreightWaves Daily Market Update, national outbound tender volumes and tender rejections are up.
  • Demand for power only to/from Savannah, Ga., this week is projected to be seven times higher than it was at the same time last year. 
  • According to a recent report from American Shipper, the Delta variant’s spread in China and other parts of Asia is causing shut downs in production, which is likely to impact U.S. supply chains and freight markets in the not so distant future.

For more market insights, check out Monday’s Where’s the Freight? Rapid City, Texarkana, Edmonton and San Diego Best Markets for Truckers/Carriers Over Next Week.

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