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March 16, 2022 | TruckerTools

Where’s the Freight? Ithaca, Texarkana, Dodge City, Tucson and Fort Wayne To See High Demand/Rates This Week

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Happy Wednesday and welcome to your mid-week edition of Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for fleets and owner operators. In the coming week, you can expect high demand for reefer capacity inbound to and outbound from Dodge City, Kan., and Tucson, Ariz., while Billings, Mont., likely will be one of the lowest demand/rate reefer markets in North America. If you run flatbed, you’ll want to prioritize loads to/from Ithaca, N.Y., Texarkana, Texas, and Dodge City, Kan., this week, as demand and rates for these markets are likely to be high or increasing over the next five to seven days. You also can expect power only demand and rates for El Paso, Texas, Springfield, Mass., Southwestern Ontario and Fort Worth, Texas, to rise over the next week.

See where else demand and rates will be highest, lowest, increasing and decreasing in the coming week in this Wednesday edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?” below.

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

  • Flatbed demand and rates inbound to and outbound from Ithaca, N.Y., and Texarkana, Texas, are projected to be high this week. Flatbed demand to/from Dodge City, Kan., is expected to increase in the coming week.
  • Reefer demand and rates for Dodge City, Kan., and Tucson, Ariz., will remain elevated over the next five to seven days.
  • Power only demand and rates to/from Fort Wayne, Ind., are expected to be relatively high over the next week. Power only demand is likely to increase this week for El Paso, Texas, Springfield, Mass., Southwestern Ontario, and Fort Worth, Texas.

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

  • Flatbed demand and rates inbound to and outbound from Yakima, Wash., and El Paso, Texas, are expected to be low over the coming week. Flatbed demand/rates are likely to decline this week for Fort Smith, Ark., and Rapid City, S.D.
  • Reefer demand and rates for Billings, Mont., will remain extremely low this week.
  • Power only demand and rates inbound to and outbound from Brooklyn, N.Y., and Washington D.C. are projected to be very low over the next five to seven day period. Power only demand to/from Saint Cloud, Minn., is expected to decline this week.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights and Industry News

  • The five highest demand/rate markets this week likely will be: 1. Ithaca, N.Y. (flatbed), 2. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed), 3. Dodge City, Kan. (reefer), 4. Tucson, Ariz. (reefer), and 5. Fort Wayne, Ind. (power only).
  • The five lowest demand/rate markets this week likely will be: 1. Billings, Mont. (reefer), 2. Brooklyn, N.Y. (power only), 3. Yakima, Wash. (flatbed), 4. El Paso, Texas (flatbed), and 5. Washington D.C. (power only).
  • The Texarkana, Texas, flatbed market will continue to favor owner operators and carriers by more than two to one, which means that for each flatbed headed into and out of the area there should be at least two loads available.
  • The most recent Daily Market Update from FreightWaves indicates that national outbound tender rejections and volumes are down again.
  • This week, demand for flatbed capacity to/from Ithaca, N.Y., is projected to be five times higher than it was during the same week in 2021.
  • The national weekly average price for a gallon of diesel fuel has increased by more than 40 cents this week according to a report released on Monday. The increase has pushed the national average price to $5.25/gallon.

Check out Monday’s “Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, El Paso, Dodge City, Springfield and Ithaca Highest Demand Markets Over the Next Week” for more market insights.

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