Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Texarkana, New Castle, Texarkana and San Diego Hottest Markets This Week
Happy Friday, truckers and carriers, and welcome to your TGIF edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’free freight forecast that tells you where demand and rates will be highest and lowest across the United States and Canada over the next five to seven days. With this information in hand, you can avoid taking loads into markets where you’ll lose money on the backhaul and prioritize loads where demand is projected to be high.
In the coming
week, the Dodge City, Kan., reefer market once again is expected to see extremely
high demand, which is why it’s at number one in today’s Top Five Hottest
Markets list. If you’re wondering why Dodge City, Kan., routinely appears
in our Top Five, it’s because the city is home to several of the largest meat
processing plants in the United States. In flatbed news, Texarkana, Texas, will
remain a hot spot for flatbed freight over the next week, while Brooklyn, N.Y.,
will continue to be a cold spot for flatbed loads. If you run power only,
you’ll want to prioritize loads to/from New Castle, Del., San Diego, and
Bloomington, Ill., this week, as demand and rates are projected to be high or
and Rates Will Be Highest or Rising This Week
Flatbed demand and rates for Texarkana,
Texas, are expected to remain high.
Reefer demand and rates for Dodge City,
Kan., and Texarkana, Texas, will be extremely high. Demand for reefer capacity
to/from Grand Rapids, Mich., Savannah, Ga., and Decatur, Ala., is likely to increase.
Power only demand and rates for New
Castle, Del., and San Diego, are projected to be high. Power only demand
to/from Texarkana, Texas, and Bloomington, Ill., is likely to rise.
and Rates Will Be Lowest or Falling This Week
Flatbed demand and rates for Brooklyn,
N.Y., and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, will be very low. Flatbed demand to/from
Gary, Ind., is expected to decline.
Reefer demand and rates for Minot, N.D.,
and Billings, Mont., are projected to be extremely low.
Power only demand and rates for Springfield,
Mass., will be low. Power only demand inbound to and outbound from Pendleton,
Ore., and Jacksonville, Fla., is expected to decrease.
Tools’ Market Insights and Industry News
Five Hottest Markets this week: 1. Dodge
City, Kan. (reefer), 2. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed), 3. New Castle, Del. (power
only), 4. Texarkana, Texas (reefer), and 5. San Diego (power only).
Five Coldest Markets this week: 1. Minot,
N.D. (reefer), 2. Brooklyn, N.Y. (flatbed), 3. Springfield, Mass. (power only),
4. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (flatbed), and 5. Billings, Mont. (reefer).
To Watch: This week, demand for reefer capacity inbound to and outbound
from Dodge City, Kan., is expected to be two and a half times higher than it
was during the same week in 2021.
The San Diego power only market will
favor owner operators and trucking companies by more than four to one in the
coming week, meaning there should be at least four loads available to every
driver headed into the region.
In the coming week, the Billings, Mont.,
reefer market will favor shippers by two to one, which means there will be only
one load available to every two refrigerated trailers running into and out of