Happy Wednesday, everyone, and welcome to the mid-week edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?” For this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” we analyze the truck and load data from our software platforms to determine where and when demand for capacity will be highest and lowest over the next week. Today’s freight forecast is showing that demand for reefer capacity will be high this week for two major produce distribution markets — one in Eastern Texas and the other in the Pacific Northwest. This week, Gary, Ind., is projected to be the highest demand/highest rate dry van market in North America, while demand for dry van capacity likely will increase for one Northwestern Indiana market in the coming week. If you’re running power only, you can expect demand to rise this week inbound to and outbound from New Castle, Del., Savannah, Ga., and Jonesboro, Ark. 

For all the details on where demand (and rates) will be highest, lowest, rising and falling over the next five to seven day period, check out the rest of this Wednesday edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?” below.

Where Demand for Capacity Will Be Highest

  • Demand (and likely rates) for flatbed capacity to/from Texarkana, Texas, and Southwestern Ontario, will remain high this week. Flatbed demand to/from Dodge City, Kan., is projected to rise this week. 
  • This week Spokane, Wash., and Texarkana, Texas, likely will be the highest demand/highest rate reefer markets in North America. 
  • Power only demand will increase this week for New Castle, Del., Savannah, Ga., and Jonesboro, Ark.
  • Ithaca, N.Y., will be the highest demand dry van market in North America in the coming week. Dry van demand is projected to increase this week for Gary, Ind.

Where Demand for Capacity Will Be Lowest

  • You can expect extremely low demand (and rates) for flatbed capacity inbound to and outbound from Brooklyn, N.Y., over the next five to seven day period. 
  • You may want to avoid reefer loads inbound to and outbound from Billings, Mont., and Hartford, Conn., this week, as they will be the least profitable reefer markets in North America in the coming week. Look for reefer demand to fall this week for Tucson, Ariz., Ithaca, N.Y., and Edmonton, Alberta. 
  • In the coming week, demand for power only capacity to/from Montgomery, Ala., and San Francisco will be very low. 

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights

  • According to the very latest data from Trucker Tools’ platforms, these will be the five best markets for truckers and carriers this week: 1. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed), 2. Ithaca, N.Y. (dry van), 3. Spokane, Wash. (reefer), 4. Texarkana, Texas (reefer), and 5. Southwestern Ontario (flatbed).
  • This week the five worst markets for truckers and carriers will be: 1. Montgomery, Ala. (power only), 2. San Francisco (power only), 3. Billings, Mont. (reefer), 4. Hartford, Conn. (reefer), and 5. Brooklyn, N.Y. (flatbed).
  • The latest Daily Market Update from FreightWaves indicates that national outbound tender rejections and volumes both are down.
  • Dry van demand to and from Ithaca, N.Y., this week will be seven times higher than it was during the same week in 2020.
  • Portions of Highway 101 in California’s Santa Barbara County remain closed due to wildfires.
  • As of Monday, there were still 61 container ships at anchor or drifting outside the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, according to the Marine Exchange of Southern California.
  • The Gary, Ind., dry van market will favor truckers and carriers by a ratio of more than two to one this week, meaning that for each dry van trailer running into or out of the area, at least two loads will be available.

View Monday’s freight forecast Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Southwestern Ontario, Gary and Dodge City Top Markets for Truckers and Carriers This Week for more market insights. To download the Trucker Tools app, visit https://www.truckertools.com/web/carriers/.

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