Welcome to your midweek edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for fleets and drivers. In this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll discover where demand for flatbed, reefer, power only and dry van capacity will be highest and lowest over the next five to seven day period.

This week, the New Castle, Del., power only market is projected to see the highest demand in the United States and Canada, claiming the number one spot in today’s Top Five Hottest Markets list. In the coming week, you also can expect demand for reefer capacity to be strong inbound to and outbound from Texarkana, Texas, and Dodge City, Kan. All of you flatbedders out there will want to avoid loads into and out of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Calgary, Alberta, over the next week, as demand and rates are projected to be extremely low. If you run dry van, you likely will see extremely low demand and rates to/from Calgary, Alberta, and Eastern Ontario over the next five to seven days.

For more freight market insights, check out the rest of this Wednesday edition of “Where’s the Freight?” below!

Where Demand and Rates Will Be High or Increasing This Week

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Texarkana, Texas, and Dodge City, Kan., are expected to increase.
  • Reefer demand and rates for Texarkana, Texas, Dodge City, Kan., and Tucson, Ariz., are projected to be high. Reefer demand to/from Decatur, Ala., is likely to rise.
  • Power only demand and rates for New Castle, Del., and Cape Girardeau, Mo., will be high. Power only demand for Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Fort Wayne, Ind., likely will increase.

Where Demand and Rates Will Be Low or Decreasing This Week

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Vancouver, British Columbia, Calgary, Alberta, and Fargo, N.D., are likely to be extremely low.
  • Power only demand and rates for Toledo, Ohio, will be very low. Power only demand inbound to and outbound from Knoxville, Tenn., and San Francisco is expected to decline.
  • Dry van demand and rates for Calgary, Alberta, once again are projected to be low. Dry van demand to/from Eastern Ontario is likely to decrease.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights and Industry News

  • Five Hottest Freight Markets over the next week: 1. New Castle, Del. (power only), 2. Texarkana, Texas (reefer), 3. Cape Girardeau, Mo. (power only), 4.  Dodge City, Kan. (reefer), and 5. Tucson, Ariz. (reefer).
  • Five Coldest Freight Markets over the next week: 1. Vancouver, British Columbia (flatbed), 2. Toledo, Ohio (power only), 3. Calgary, Alberta (flatbed), 4. Calgary, Alberta (dry van), and 5. Fargo, N.D. (flatbed).
  • Market To Watch: the Cape Girardeau, Mo., power only market, where demand is projected to double over the next week.
  • This week, demand for power only capacity to/from New Castle, Del., is projected to be seven times higher than it was during the same week last year.
  • According to FreightWaves’ latest SONAR Sighting, U.S. freight volumes have decreased dramatically in the last three months.
  • The Texarkana, Texas, reefer market will continue to favor fleets and drivers by three to one this week, meaning for each flatbed trailer headed into or out of the area there should be at least three loads available.
  • The Fargo, N.D., flatbed market will favor shippers by more than two to one in the coming week, meaning there likely will be two flatbeds available for every load that needs to be shipped into or out of the region.

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