August 20, 2021 | TruckerTools

Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Southwestern Ontario, Fort Wayne, Richmond and Texarkana Projected To Be Highest Demand/Highest Rate Markets in North America This Week

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It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?,” your source for finding out where demand for flatbed, reefer, power only and dry van capacity will be high and low in the coming week. Over the next five to seven days, you can expect power only demand to increase in four different markets across several Eastern U.S. states. Flatbed demand will be on the rise in one Arizona market in the coming week, while cities in Texas and Ontario are projected to see the highest demand for flatbed capacity in North America. If you’re running dry van this week, you may want to avoid taking loads into the Calgary, Alberta, area, as van demand will be extremely low there. Reefer demand also is projected to be extremely low inbound to and outbound from Billings, Mont., and Hartford, Conn.

For more details on where you expect to see the highest and lowest demand/rates over the next five to seven days, scroll down to read the rest of this Friday edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?”

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Hot (High Demand) Markets

  • Southwestern Ontario likely will be the flatbed market with the highest demand/rates in North America this week. Look for flatbed demand to rise this week to/from Flagstaff, Ariz.
  • Demand for reefer capacity is expected to be extremely high this week running to/from Dodge City, Kan.
  • You can expect power only demand to be high this week inbound to and outbound from Fort Wayne, Ind., and Richmond, Va. Demand for power only capacity will be on the rise this week to/from Bowling Green, Ky., Tallahassee, Fla., Hartford, Conn., and Roanoke, Va.

Cold (Low Demand) Markets

  • Brooklyn, N.Y., and Fargo, N.D., will be the least profitable/lowest rate flatbed markets in North America this week.
  • Billings, Mont., and Hartford, Conn., will be the coldest reefer markets in the coming week.
  • Dry van demand to/from Calgary, Alberta, is expected to be extremely low over the next five to seven day period.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights

  • According to the very latest data from Trucker Tools’ broker and carrier software platforms, these will be the five best markets for owner operators and carriers this week: 1. Dodge City, Kan. (reefer), 2. Southwestern Ontario (flatbed), 3. Fort Wayne, Ind. (power only), 4. Richmond, Va. (power only), and 5. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed).
  • This week, the five worst markets for owner operators and carrierswill be: 1. Calgary, Alberta (dry van), 2. Billings, Mont. (reefer), 3. Hartford, Conn. (reefer), 4. Brooklyn, N.Y., and 5. Fargo, N.D. (flatbed).
  • According to FreightWaves’ Daily Market Report, national outbound tender rejections are down, while national outbound tender volumes are up today.
  • This week, demand for power only capacity to/from Fort Wayne, Ind., is projected to be four times higher than it was in 2020.
  • American Shipper is reporting that congestion at the Port of Los Angeles is intensifying, while land-based capacity can’t keep pace with current import volumes through the port.
  • According to a report released yesterday by C.H. Robinson, many company drivers and owner operators continue to leave large carriers to start their own trucking businesses or to run freight for smaller carriers.
  • Today’s forecast shows that demand for flatbed capacity to/from Texarkana, Texas, will favor carriers by nearly two to one in the coming week, meaning for every flatbed trailer in the area there likely will be two shipper loads available.

Be sure that you check out the Wednesday edition of our free market report, Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Bowling Green, Texarkana, Rapid City and Lubbock Projected To Be Top Markets for Owner Ops and Carriers This Week. To download the Trucker Tools mobile app, visit

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