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November 12, 2021 | TruckerTools

Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, Edmonton, Rapid City and Lubbock Hottest Markets for Truckers and Carriers

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Happy Friday, everyone, and welcome to this end of week edition of Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for carriers and owner operators. “Where’s the Freight?” uses the data from Trucker Tools’ software platforms to predict where demand and rates for flatbed, reefer, power only, and dry van capacity will be high and low over the next week. With this information, you can make better decisions on loads and maximize profit margins by avoiding low-demand markets and prioritizing high-demand markets.

In today’s edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll notice that two Texas flatbed markets appear in our Top Five Hottest Markets list, while flatbed demand is projected to increase in the coming week for markets in Ontario and Kansas.If you run reefer, you’ll want to keep an eye out for loads to/from Tucson, Ariz., this week, as reefer demand is projected to rise over the next five to seven days. Though there are no power only markets in today’s Top Five list, power only demand/rates are expected to increase slightly in the coming week for Denver. On the dry van side, Calgary, Alberta, is expected to be the lowest demand and lowest rate dry van market in North America this week.

To find out what else you can expect from markets across the United States and Canada in the coming week, check out the rest of this Friday edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?” below.

Where Demand and Rates Are Likely To Be High or Rising

  • Texarkana, Texas, Rapid City, S.D., and Lubbock, Texas, will continue to see high demand for flatbed capacity. Flatbed demand is projected to rise this week for Southwestern Ontario, and Dodge City, Kan.
  • Edmonton, Alberta, is expected to be the highest demand/highest rate reefer market in North America in the coming week. Reefer demand to/from Tucson, Ariz., is projected to rise this week.
  • Over the next five to seven days, you can expect power only demand to increase for Denver.
  • Gary, Ind., will be the highest demand dry van market this week.

Where Demand and Rates Are Likely To Be Low or Falling

  • Demand for flatbed capacity to/from Washington D.C. will be extremely low in the coming week.
  • Hartford, Conn., and Minot, N.D., will be the lowest demand/least profitable reefer markets for truckers and carriers over the next five to seven days.
  • This week, demand/rates for power only capacity to/from Portland, Ore., will be extremely low.
  • Once again, you can expect to see extremely low dry van demand/rates for Calgary, Alberta, in the coming week.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights

  • Today’s Trucker Tools data indicates that the five most profitable markets for truckers and carriers this week will be: 1. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed), 2. Edmonton, Alberta (reefer), 3. Rapid City, S.D. (flatbed), 4. Edmonton, Alberta (dry van), and 5. Lubbock, Texas (flatbed).
  • This week, the five least profitable markets for truckers and carriers will be: 1. Calgary, Alberta (dry van), 2. Portland, Ore. (power only), 3. Hartford, Conn. (reefer), 4. Minot, N.D. (reefer), and 5. Washington D.C. (flatbed).
  • Today’s Daily Market Update from FreightWaves indicates that national outbound tender rejections are up, while national outbound volumes are down.
  • Demand for reefer capacity inbound to Tucson, Ariz., is projected to increase in the coming week, with the market favoring owner operators and carriers by two to one, meaning for each reefer trailer heading into the area at least two loads are likely to be available.
  • The Women In Trucking Association recently announced the best transportation companies for women list, which recognizes companies that are focused on employing women in the trucking industry.
  • Texarkana, Texas, will continue to be a high demand/high rate flatbed market, with demand this week projected to be three times higher than it was during the same week in 2020.
  • The South Dakota Highway Patrol is reporting that 60 to 70 m.p.h. winds caused 10+ semis to tip over yesterday. High wind warnings are in effect all day today for the entire state. Stay safe out there!

For more insights into where demand and rates will be rising and falling, check out our previous freight market report Where’s the Freight? Rapid City, Texarkana, Gary, Lubbock and Dodge City Top Markets for Truckers and Carriers in Coming Week.  

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