Welcome to your mid-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for fleets and drivers. Over the next five to seven day period, you can expect Texarkana, Texas, to be a strong market for both flatbed and reefer freight. In fact, the Texarkana, Texas, flatbed market claims the number spot in today’s Top Five Hottest Markets list. In the coming week, one region of North Dakota is projected to see declining demand (and rates) for both flatbed and reefer freight, while the Gary, Ind., dry van market should be heating up later this week. If you run power only loads, you’ll want to prioritize runs to/from Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Portland, Ore., this week, as demand is expected to be high and/or increasing in both areas.

To find out where else demand and rates will be highest and lowest this week across the United States and Canada, check out the rest of this Wednesday edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?” below.

Where Demand and Rates Will Be High or Increasing This Week

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Texarkana, Texas, will remain extremely high.
  • Reefer demand and rates for Tucson, Ariz., and Texarkana, Texas, will be elevated. Reefer demand to/from Dodge City, Kan., is likely to rise.
  • Power only demand and rates for Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Jonesboro, Ark., are projected to be high. Power only demand for Portland, Ore., Chicago, and Knoxville, Tenn., is expected to increase.
  • Dry van demand and rates for Gary, Ind., are likely to rise.

Where Demand and Rates Will Be Low or Decreasing This Week

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Northern Ontario will be very low. Flatbed demand inbound to and outbound from Minot, N.D., is likely to decrease.
  • Reefer demand and rates for Billings, Mont., will continue to be low. Reefer demand to/from Minot, N.D., is projected to decline.
  • Power only demand and rates for Cheyenne, Wyo., and Richmond, Va., are expected to be extremely low. Detroit is likely to see a decline in demand for power only capacity.
  • Dry van demand and rates for Regina, Saskatchewan, are likely to be low.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights and Industry News

  • Five Most Profitable Freight Markets This Week: 1. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed), 2. Cape Girardeau, Mo. (power only), 3. Tucson, Ariz. (reefer), 4. Jonesboro, Ark. (power only), and 5. Texarkana, Texas (reefer).
  • Five Least Profitable Freight Markets This Week: 1. Cheyenne, Wyo. (power only), 2. Richmond, Va. (power only), 3. Northern Ontario (flatbed), 4. Regina, Saskatchewan (dry van), and 5. Billings, Mont. (reefer).
  • The Texarkana, Texas, flatbed and reefer markets will favor carriers and owner operators by more than two to one this week.
  • U.S. spot truckload rates are stabilizing after declines in early 2022, according to industry analysts.
  • On Monday, the national average price for diesel hit a new record high of $5.718/gallon.
  • Yesterday, FreightWaves reported that its U.S. Outbound Tender Rejection Index indicates that freight volumes have returned to pre-pandemic levels.

Combat fear of missing out — check out the previous edition of our freight forecast, “Where’s the Freight? Portland, Cape Girardeau, Tucson, Texarkana and Fort Wayne Hottest Freight Markets This Week.”

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