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May 26, 2021 | TruckerTools

Where’s the Freight? Miami, Harrisburg, Columbus, San Antonio and Dallas Projected To Be Most Profitable Markets for Truckers This Week

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Spot market dry van rates were up last week with the biggest jump in pricing occurring in the Southeast, according to JOC. You’ll see that nation-wide rise in demand for dry van reflected in this mid-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free market report that tells you where demand for trucks will be highest and lowest over the next five to seven days. Three dry van markets make our Top Five Hottest Markets list today, while Harrisburg, Pa., cracks our top five for the first time ever. Also of note in today’s edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Miami and Wichita, Kan., are projected to continue to be high-demand/high-rate dry van markets in the coming week, while three different cities in Texas register on our hot and cold markets lists. 

Severe thunderstorms are expected across the Plains states today and tomorrow. If you’re running in this region, please drive safe! 

Best Markets for Truckers and Carriers

  • Expect high demand/rates for flatbed capacity running to and from Dallas this week. Demand for flatbed in and out of Denver is projected to increase over the next week.
  • Harrisburg, Pa., will likely be the top reefer market for truckers and carriers over the next five to seven days. Demand for reefer capacity to/from Boston is projected to increase this week, as well.
  • Miami, Columbus, Ohio, and San Antonio will be the most profitable dry van markets over the next week. Demand for dry van will increase this week to/from Wichita, Kan., Pittsburgh, Pa., and Nashville, Tenn.

Worst Markets for Truckers and Carriers

  • The Dallas reefer market is projected to be the least profitable reefer market in the nation over the next week. Demand for reefer is likely to decrease this week for New Castle, Del.
  • If you’re running dry van, you’ll want to avoid loads to and from Atlanta, Knoxville, Tenn., Buffalo, N.Y., and Omaha, Neb., over the next five to seven days, as these are expected to be the lowest-demand markets in the country. 

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights

  • Based on data from Trucker Tools’ platforms, these will be the top five markets for truckers and carriers this week: 1. Miami (dry van), 2. Harrisburg, Pa. (reefer), 3. Columbus, Ohio (dry van), 4. San Antonio (dry van), 5. Dallas (flatbed).
  • The five worst markets for truckers and carriers will be: 1. Atlanta (dry van), 2. Knoxville, Tenn. (dry van), 3. Buffalo, N.Y. (dry van), 4. Dallas (reefer), and 5. Omaha, Neb. (dry van). 
  • Harrisburg, Pa., which is projected to be the top reefer market in the country this week, is home to Hershey Foods, Sysco Central and Land O’Lakes.
  • At the crossroads of major air, rail and highway arteries, Harrisburg, Pa., is a primary shipping and distribution point for freight moving between the East, Midwest and South.
  • Demand for dry van capacity in and out of Miami is nine times higher than it was at this time last year.
  • The Dallas reefer market favors shippers by a ratio of two to one for both inbound and outbound loads.

Read the Monday edition of our free market report, Where’s the Freight? Miami, Wichita, Houston, New Brunswick and Dallas Projected To Be Highest-Demand Markets This Week. To download the Trucker Tools app, visit

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