Happy Friday, everyone, and welcome to your Friday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ three-times-a-week free market report for owner operators and carriers. “Where’s the Freight?” tells you where demand and rates are likely to be high, low, increasing and decreasing in the coming week. In today’s market report, you’ll notice that two Texas markets appear in our Top Five Hottest Markets list, while one West Coast port is projected to be one of the most profitable markets in North America for truckers and carriers this week. Also notable in today’s “Where’s the Freight?,” two of the five markets in our Five Coldest Markets list are in a certain Canadian province. In the coming week, look for demand for refrigerated capacity to increase in two Southern markets, as well. 

Here it is: your Friday edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?”

Most Profitable Markets for Owner Operators, Carriers

  • Texarkana, Texas, and Rapid City, S.D., are projected to be the best flatbed markets in the country for truckers over the next five to seven days. Demand for flatbed is expected to rise this week to/from Cheyenne, Wyo.
  • Look for demand for reefer capacity to increase this week for Texarkana, Texas, and Decatur, Ala.
  • Jonesboro, Ark., San Diego and El Paso, Texas, will be the highest demand/rate power only markets in North America this week. You also can expect demand for power only to increase this week inbound to and outbound from Stockton, Calif., and Columbus, Ohio.

Least Profitable Markets for Owner Operators, Carriers

  • Demand for flatbed capacity inbound to and outbound from Edmonton, Alberta, and Brooklyn, N.Y., will be extremely low over the next five to seven days. Demand for flatbed will fall this week to/from Southwestern Ontario.
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, will be the coldest reefer market in North America this week. 
  • Demand for power only to/from Bowling Green, Ky., will be low in the coming week. You also can expect low demand for power only capacity inbound to and outbound from Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Calgary, Alberta, is projected to be the lowest demand/lowest rate dry van market this coming week.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights

  • Based on the latest Trucker Tools data, these will be the five best destinations for owner operators and carriers this week: 1. Jonesboro, Ark. (power only), 2. San Diego (power only), 3. El Paso, Texas (power only), 4. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed), and 5. Rapid City, S.D. (flatbed).
  • The five worst destinations for truckers and carriers in the coming week will be: 1. Edmonton, Alberta (flatbed), 2. Calgary, Alberta (dry van), 3. Bowling Green, Ky. (power only), 4. Winnipeg, Manitoba (reefer), and 5. Brooklyn, N.Y. (flatbed).
  • For San Diego’s power only market, the outbound SONAR signal is 70 and the inbound SONAR signal is 74, which means the market heavily favors owner operators and carriers.
  • China’s exports increased by 32 percent last month, according to a recent AP report.
  • June imports through the Port of Los Angeles, the largest container port in the United States, were approximately 27 percent higher than in June of last year. 
  • U.S. retails sales increased at a rate higher than expected in June. Within those sales, clothing store purchases were up 47 percent over last June and electronics sales were up 37 percent compared with June 2020.

Don’t forget to check out Wednesday’s edition of our free market report, Where’s the Freight? High Demand for Capacity This Week for Jonesboro, Texarkana, El Paso and Stockton. To download Trucker Tools’ all-in-one app, visit https://www.truckertools.com/carriers/.