Welcome your Monday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free market report for truckers and carriers. In this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll discover where demand for certain types of capacity will be high and low over the next five to seven-day period. With this information in hand, you can maximize your profits by targeting loads that take you into hot markets and avoiding loads that will cause you to lose money on the backhaul.

This week things will be heating up in several markets north of the border with three Canadian cities in our Top Five Hottest Markets list today. In the coming week, you also can expect reefer demand to remain elevated in Dodge City, Kan., while reefer demand will rise this week in one key Arizona market. On the power only side, you’ll want to avoid the Fort Worth, Texas, power only market this week, since demand will be extremely low. On the flip side, you can expect power only demand to increase this week to/from Knoxville, Tenn., and El Paso, Texas. Edmonton, Alberta, is projected to be the highest demand and highest rate dry van market in the coming week — and Texarkana, Texas, will remain red-hot for flatbed.

To learn more about all of the above and more, scroll down to read this Monday edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?”

Best Markets for Truckers and Carriers

  • Southwestern Ontario and Texarkana, Texas, once again will be the top flatbed markets for truckers and carriers in the coming week. You also can expect flatbed demand to increase this week to/from Flagstaff, Ariz., and Texarkana, Texas. 
  • Edmonton, Alberta, and Dodge City, Kan., will be the highest demand reefer markets in North America this week. Reefer demand to/from Tucson, Ariz., is projected to increase this week
  • Power only demand to/from Knoxville, Tenn., and El Paso, Texas, likely will increase over the next five to seven days.
  • If you run dry van, move Edmonton, Alberta, to the top of your list this week, as it is projected to be the highest demand dry van market in North America.

Worst Markets for Truckers and Carriers

  • Brooklyn, N.Y., will remain the coldest (lowest demand) flatbed market in North America in the coming week. You can expect flatbed demand to decline this week for Edmonton, Alberta. 
  • If you’re running reefer, you’ll want to avoid loads to/from Hartford, Conn., and Billings, Mont., as reefer demand and rates are likely to be extremely low. Reefer demand is projected to decline this week to/from Southwestern Ontario. 
  • Demand for power only capacity inbound to/outbound from Fort Worth, Texas, will remain low over the next five to seven days. You also can expect power only demand to/from Macon, Ga., and Memphis, Tenn., to decline in the next week.
  • Calgary, Alberta, will be the lowest demand/lowest rate dry van market in North America this week. Look for dry van demand to decrease this week for Minot, N.D.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights

  • Based on the very latest Trucker Tools data, the five highest demand/highest rate markets this week will be: 1. Edmonton, Alberta (reefer), 2. Southwestern Ontario (flatbed), 3. Dodge City, Kan. (reefer), 4. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed), and 5. Edmonton, Alberta (dry van). 
  • The five lowest demand/lowest rate markets will be: 1. Calgary, Alberta (dry van), 2. Fort Worth, Texas (power only), 3. Hartford, Conn. (reefer), 4. Brooklyn, N.Y. (flatbed), and 5. Billings, Mont. (reefer).
  • This week the Edmonton, Alberta, reefer market and dry van market both are in our Top Five Hottest Markets list, while the Edmonton, Alberta, flatbed market is projected to see declining demand this week. 
  • Demand for flatbed capacity to and from Southwestern Ontario this week will be seven times higher than it was during the same time period in 2020.
  • The latest Daily Market Update from FreightWaves indicates that national outbound tender rejections are down slightly, while volumes are up slightly.
  • For the first time since the company has been tracking fleet and average independent owner operator salaries, ATBS (American Truck Business Services) is reporting that the average annual driver’s salary has surpassed $70,000.
  • Last week Delaware’s DOT announced tractor-trailers are barred from using the northbound lanes through a construction zone in Wilmington, Del., in order to reduce the high number of truck crashes in the construction zone. 

View the previous edition of our market report, Where’s the Freight? Knoxville, Southwestern Ontario, Dodge City, Texarkana and Edmonton Will Be Highest Demand Markets This Week. To download the Trucker Tools app, visit https://www.truckertools.com/carriers/.

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