Happy Friday, truckers and carriers. Welcome to your T.G.I.F. edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight report for fleets and drivers. In this and every edition of our free freight report, you’ll discover which markets across the United States and Canada will be hot and cold in the coming week.

For the second consecutive week, the Mobile, Ala., power only market ranks number one in our Top Five Hottest Markets list. Situated on the Gulf Coast and on the Mobile River, the region is a major logistics and distribution hub. Nearly 10 percent of U.S. refining capacity is transported through the Port of Mobile. Also of note in today’s freight report, reefer demand for markets in Texas and Kansas is projected to increase over the next week, while dry van demand for Ithaca, N.Y., is expected to decline. 

For more insights into which markets will see high and low demand this week, check out the rest of this newest edition of “Where’s the Freight?” below.

Where Demand/Rates Will Be Highest or Rising This Week

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Texarkana, Texas, are likely to be very high. 
  • Reefer demand and rates for Jonesboro, Ark., Tucson, Ariz., and Texarkana, Texas, are expected to be high. Reefer demand to/from Texarkana, Texas, and Dodge City, Kan., is projected to increase.
  • Power only demand and rates for Mobile, Ala., are expected to remain extremely high. Power only demand for Grand Rapids, Mich., St. Louis and Los Angeles is likely to rise. 

Where Freight Demand/Rates Will Be Lowest or Falling This Week

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Brooklyn, N.Y., and El Paso, Texas, are projected to be low. Flatbed demand inbound to and outbound from Wheeling, W.Va., is likely to decline.
  • Reefer demand and rates for Pittsburgh and Hartford, Conn., will be extremely low. 
  • Power only demand and rates for Salt Lake City are likely to decline. 
  • Dry van demand and rates for Minot, N.D., will be low. Dry van demand to/from Ithaca, N.Y., once again is expected to decrease.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights and Industry News

  • Five Hottest Markets this week: 1. Mobile, Ala. (power only), 2. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed), 3. Jonesboro, Ark. (reefer), 4. Tucson, Ariz. (reefer), and 5. Texarkana, Texas (reefer). 
  • Five Coldest Markets this week: 1. Pittsburgh (reefer), 2. Hartford, Conn. (reefer), 3. Brooklyn, N.Y. (flatbed), 4. Minot, N.D. (dry van), and 5. El Paso, Texas (flatbed).
  • Market To Watch: Over the next five to seven days, demand for reefer capacity to/from Texarkana, Texas, is expected to increase by 70 percent. 
  • Demand for power only capacity to/from Mobile, Ala., this week will be more than double what it was during the same week in 2021.
  • The most recent SONAR Sightings from FreightWaves finds that Allentown, Pa., has seen a significant surge in freight volumes this week.  
  • In the coming week, demand for reefer capacity inbound to and outbound from Pittsburgh will be 60 percent lower than it was during the same week in 2021.

For more market insights, read the Wednesday edition of our free freight report for fleets and drivers, “Where’s the Freight? Mobile, Texarkana, Fayetteville, Wheeling and Tucson Hottest Freight Markets Over Next Week.”

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