Welcome to the mid-week edition of Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for carriers and owner ops. As always, the market insights you see in today’s edition of “Where’s the Freight?” are drawn from real-world data from Trucker Tools’ driver app, carrier platform and broker platform. Over the next five to seven day period, Dodge City, Kan., will continue to be a hot spot for reefer loads. In the coming week, you’ll want to keep an eye on the Fort Wayne, Ind., Syracuse, N.Y., and Jonesboro, Ark., power only markets, as demand for power only is projected to be high or increase in these regions. This week, flatbed markets are expected to remain relatively tight, with Texarkana, Texas, projected to be the highest demand/rate flatbed market in the United States and Canada.

Scroll down to discover where else demand and rates are likely to be highest and lowest in the coming week in this mid-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?”

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

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Texarkana, Texas, and Ithaca, N.Y., will remain high over the next five to seven days. Flatbed demand for Vancouver, British Columbia, is expected to rise in the coming week.
  • Reefer demand and rates for Dodge City, Kan., will remain elevated this week. Reefer demand to/from Texarkana, Texas, and Edmonton, Alberta, is projected to increase over the next week.
  • Power only demand and rates for Fort Wayne, Ind., and Syracuse, N.Y., are likely to be high over the next five to seven day period. Power only demand for Jonesboro, Ark., and Fresno, Calif., likely will increase in the coming week.

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

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Yakima, Wash., Brooklyn, N.Y., and Tucson, Ariz., will be extremely low this week. Demand for flatbed capacity to/from Winnipeg, Manitoba, is likely to decline in the coming week.
  • Power only demand and rates inbound to and outbound from Jackson, Miss., and Brooklyn, N.Y., are projected to remain extremely low over the next week. Power only demand to/from Los Angeles is projected to decrease in the next five to seven days.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights and Industry News

  • The five hottest markets for truckers and carriers this week likely will be: 1. Dodge City, Kan. (reefer), 2. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed), 3. Fort Wayne, Ind. (power only), 4. Syracuse, N.Y. (power only), and 5. Ithaca, N.Y. (flatbed).
  • The five coldest markets for truckers and carriers this week likely will be: 1. Jackson, Miss. (power only), 2. Brooklyn, N.Y. (power only), 3. Yakima, Wash. (flatbed), 4. Brooklyn, N.Y. (flatbed), and 5. Tucson, Ariz. (flatbed).
  • This week, demand for power only capacity inbound to and outbound from Syracuse, N.Y., is projected to be six times higher than it was during the same week last year.
  • The latest Daily Market Update from FreightWaves finds that national outbound tender rejections are down, while national freight volumes are up slightly.
  • In the coming week, the Jonesboro, Ark., power only market is expected to favor owner operators/carriers by more than two to one.
  • Gulf Coast ports reported higher than normal cargo volumes in the month of February due to demand for imported steel, plywood and dry goods and exports of U.S. oil and petroleum.

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