As you get back to work on this Monday, Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?” has all the information you need to make this week a profitable one. “Where’s the Freight?” tells you where demand for specific types of trucks will be high and low, as well as where demand for trucks is expected to rise and fall in the coming week. Armed with this information, you can avoid taking loads into markets where outbounds loads are likely low-paying, and prioritize loads that take you into markets where demand is high.

In today’s “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll see that most of the markets likely to be the best for truckers and carriers in the next week are flatbed markets, with Texarkana, Texas, once again expected to be the top market for truckers over the next five to seven days. For the first time, Charleston, W. Va., cracks our top five hottest markets list, projected to be one of the hottest flatbed markets in North America in the coming week. 

To find out where else trucks will be in high demand this week, scroll down to read the rest of today’s edition of “Where’s the Freight?” 

Hottest Markets for Truckers and Carriers

  • Texarkana, Texas, Southwestern Ontario, Charleston, W. Va., and Rapid City, S.D., are projected to be the top flatbed markets for truckers and carriers over the course of the next week. Flatbed demand is likely to increase in the next five to seven days for Lexington, Ky. 
  • Tucson, Ariz., will be the hottest reefer market in in North America in the coming week. Look for demand for reefer capacity to rise for Medford, Ore.
  • You also can expect demand for dry van in and out of Ottawa, Ontario, to rise.

Coldest Markets for Truckers and Carriers

  • Brooklyn, N.Y., is projected to be coldest (i.e. lowest demand, rates) flatbed market in North America this week. Demand for flatbed is likely to decrease this week in and out of Yakima, Wash., and Richmond, Va.
  • Demand for reefer capacity will be extremely low this week inbound to and outbound from Minot, N.D., and Reno, Nev. 
  • Jonesboro, Ark., and Jefferson City, Mo., are projected to be the least profitable power only markets for truckers/carriers this week.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights

  • Based on the latest Trucker Tools data, these will be the five best markets for truckers and carriers over the next week: 1. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed), 2. Tucson, Ariz. (reefer), 3. Southwestern Ontario (flatbed), 4. Charleston, W. Va. (flatbed), and 5. Rapid City, S.D. (flatbed).
  • The five worst markets for truckers and carriers over the next five to seven day period will be: 1. Jonesboro, Ark. (power only), 2. Jefferson City, Mo. (power only), 3. Minot, N.D. (reefer), 4. Reno, Nev. (reefer), and 5. Brooklyn, N.Y. (flatbed).
  • Charleston, W. Va., which is projected to be one of the best flatbed markets for truckers this week, is home to several infrastructure and construction materials manufacturers.
  • Demand for flatbed capacity both inbound to and outbound from Charleston, W. Va., currently is eight times higher than it was at this time last year.
  • The Texarkana, Texas, flatbed market has been the hottest market in North America for the last four weeks in a row.

Read last Friday’s market report, Where’s the Freight? Expect High Demand for Trucks in Coming Week for Grand Junction, Rapid City, Tucson, Texarkana and Southwestern Ontario, for additional information on hot and cold markets. To download the Trucker Tools app for drivers, visit https://www.truckertools.com/carriers/