Welcome to your mid-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for fleets and drivers. In this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll discover which markets are likely to see high and low demand/rates over the next five to seven day period.

This week, demand for reefer and flatbed capacity will remain high in several key markets, including Texarkana, Texas, Dodge City, Kan., and Lexington, Ky. In the coming week, you also can expect demand and rates for power only capacity to increase for Philadelphia and Tulsa, Okla., while power only demand to/from Springfield, Mass., and Knoxville, Tenn., is expected to decrease. If you run dry van, you’ll want to avoid loads inbound to and outbound from Calgary, Alberta, over the next five to seven days, as van demand/rates are projected to be extremely low there.

Keep on scrolling to find out where else demand will be high and low this week in this Wednesday edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?”

Where Freight Demand and Rates Are Likely To Be High or Rising

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Rapid City, S.D., Texarkana, Texas, and Lexington, Ky., are likely to be high over the next five to seven days. Flatbed demand to/from Texarkana, Texas, also is projected to increase in the coming week.
  • Reefer demand and rates for Dodge City, Kan., and Tucson, Ariz., will remain elevated this week. Reefer demand for Tucson, Ariz., and Texarkana, Texas, is expected to rise over the next week.
  • Power only demand and rates for Philadelphia and Tulsa, Okla., likely will increase this week.

Where Freight Demand and Rates Are Likely To Be Low or Falling

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Rochester, N.Y., and Toronto, Ontario, are projected to be extremely low over the next five to seven day period.
  • Reefer demand and rates to/from Billings, Mont., and Montreal, Quebec, are likely to be very low in the coming week.
  • Power only demand and rates inbound to and outbound from Springfield, Mass., and Knoxville, Tenn., are expected to decline in the next week.
  • Dry van demand and rates for Calgary, Alberta, once again are likely to be low this week.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights and Industry News

  • In the coming week, the five best markets for owner operators and trucking companies likely will be: 1. Dodge City, Kan. (reefer), 2. Rapid City, S.D. (flatbed), 3. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed), 4. Tucson, Ariz. (reefer), and 5. Lexington, Ky. (flatbed).
  • The five worst markets for owner operators and trucking companies this weeklikely will be: 1. Rochester, N.Y. (flatbed), 2. Billings, Mont. (reefer), 3. Calgary, Alberta (dry van), 4. Toronto, Ontario (flatbed), and 5. Montreal, Quebec (reefer).
  • Demand for reefer capacity to/from Dodge City, Kan., is projected to be three times higher this week than it was during the same week last year.
  • South Carolina ports saw record cargo volume in April with a 34 percent year-over-year increase.
  • The national average price of diesel hit an all-time high on Monday at $5.623/gallon, a gain of 46 cents over the last two weeks.
  • This week, the Billings, Mont., reefer market will favor shippers by two to one.
  • Today’s Fruit and Vegetable Truck Rate Report from the USDA indicates there are capacity shortages in Eastern North Carolina, as well as slight shortages in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, Central and Southern Florida, and Georgia.

Check out the previous edition of our free freight forecast, “Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Tucson, Dodge City, Rapid City and Regina Most Profitable Markets for Fleets and Drivers in Coming Week.”

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