Happy Friday and welcome to the Friday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free market report for carriers and owner ops. In each and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll find out which markets are projected to see high demand and rates in the coming week and which are likely to see low demand and rates.

As we look at today’s data from Trucker Tools’ platforms, it’s clear that demand in many freight markets is expected to decline over the next five to seven days. However, several markets in the Midwest and South will see relatively high demand for capacity this week. Among them is the Fort Wayne, Ind., power only market, which snags the number spot in today’s Top Five Hottest Markets list. In the coming week, power only demand also is likely to increase in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and El Paso, Texas. If you’re a flatbed driver/carrier, you’ll want to prioritize loads to/from Texarkana, Texas, once again this week as demand will be relatively high — and the inbound flatbed market will favor drivers/carriers by two to one. Over the next week, demand for reefer capacity to/from Tucson, Ariz., and Dodge City, Kan., will remain relatively high, while Calgary, Alberta, will see extremely low demand for dry van capacity.

For more market insights, scroll down to read the rest of this Friday 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 Rapid City, S.D., will be relatively high this week. Flatbed demand to/from Texarkana, Texas, and Dodge City, Kan., is expected to rise in the coming week.
  • Reefer demand and rates to/from Tucson, Ariz., and Dodge City, Kan., will remain relatively high over the next week.
  • Power only demand and rates for Fort Wayne, Ind., are likely to be high over the next five to seven days. Power only demand is projected to increase in the Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and El Paso, Texas, markets this week.

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

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Rochester, N.Y., and Brooklyn, N.Y., are likely to be extremely low in the coming week. Flatbed demand to/from Memphis, Tenn., and Lexington, Ky., is projected to decline over the next week.
  • Reefer demand and rates inbound to and outbound from Pittsburgh are likely to be very low in the coming week.
  • Power only demand and rates for Syracuse, N.Y., are projected to be low in the next week. Power only demand to/from Bloomington, Ill., and Springfield, Mass., is likely to decrease over the next five to seven day period.
  • Dry van demand and rates for Calgary, Alberta, once again will be extremely low this week.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights and Industry News

  • This week, the five highest demand/rate markets likely will be: 1. Fort Wayne, Ind. (power only), 2. Tucson, Ariz., (reefer), 3. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed), 4. Dodge City, Kan. (reefer), and 5. Rapid City, S.D. (flatbed).
  • The five lowest demand markets this weeklikely will be: 1. Calgary, Alberta (dry van), 2. Pittsburgh (reefer), 3. Rochester, N.Y. (flatbed), 4. Brooklyn, N.Y. (flatbed), and 5. Syracuse, N.Y. (power only).
  • In the coming week, demand for power only capacity to/from Fort Wayne, Ind., is projected to be two times higher than it was during the same week in 2021.
  • FreightWaves reported yesterday that dry van truckload spot rates have fallen by 11 cents/day over the last week.
  • East Coast diesel inventories are at a 30-year low, with temporary fuel supply problems expected in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.
  • FreightWaves’ most recent Daily Market Update indicates that national freight volumes are up slightly, while national outbound tender rejections are down slightly.

Be sure to read the previous edition of our free freight forecast, “Where’s the Freight? Dodge City, Rapid City, Texarkana, Tucson and Lexington Top Markets for Owner Ops and Carriers This Week.”

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