Happy Friday, truckers and carriers, and welcome to your T.G.I.F. edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for drivers and fleets. In this and each and every edition of our free freight forecast, you’ll find out where demand and rates will be highest and lowest over the next five to seven day period.
As we look ahead to this week, you can expect Texarkana, Texas, to be a hot spot for reefer freight, as it claims the number one spot in today’s Top Five Hottest Markets list. Also notable in today’s forecast, demand and rates for power only capacity to/from Jonesboro, Ark., are projected to increase significantly over the next week. If you run flatbed, be sure to prioritize loads inbound to and outbound from Ithaca, N.Y., this week, as demand is projected to be high.
Where Demand/Rates Will Be Highest or Rising This Week
Flatbed demand and rates for Ithaca, N.Y., are projected to remain high. Flatbed demand for Texarkana, Texas, and Gary, Ind., likely will increase. Reefer demand and rates for Texarkana, Texas, and Tucson, Ariz., are expected to be extremely high. Power only demand and rates for Twin Falls, Idaho, and St. Cloud, Minn., are projected to be high. Power only demand to/from Jonesboro, Ark., and Omaha, Neb., is likely to rise. Dry van demand and rates for Ottawa, Ontario, are expected to increase.
Where Freight Demand/Rates Will Be Lowest or Falling This Week
Flatbed demand and rates for Minot, N.D., Yakima, Wash., and Brooklyn, N.Y., will be extremely low. Reefer demand and rates for Pittsburgh are projected to remain very low. Power only demand and rates for Mobile, Ala., and Toledo, Ohio, are likely to decline. Dry van demand and rates for Flagstaff, Ariz., are expected to be low. Dry van demand inbound to and outbound from Ithaca, N.Y., is likely to decrease.
Trucker Tools’ Market Insights and Industry News
Five Hottest Markets this week: 1. Texarkana, Texas (reefer), 2. Ithaca, N.Y. (flatbed), 3. Twin Falls, Idaho (power only), 4. Tucson, Ariz. (reefer), and 5. St. Cloud, Minn. (power only).
Five Coldest Markets this week: 1. Minot, N.D. (flatbed), 2. Yakima, Wash. (flatbed), 3. Pittsburgh (reefer), 4. Flagstaff, Ariz. (dry van), and 5. Brooklyn, N.Y. (flatbed).
Market To Watch: Over the next five to seven day period, demand for power only capacity inbound to and outbound from Jonesboro, Ark., is projected to increase substantially.
In the coming week, demand for flatbed capacity for Ithaca, N.Y., is likely to be seven times higher than it was during the same week in 2021.
The latest Weekly Fuel Report from FreightWaves indicates that the average per gallon price for diesel fuel purchased at a truck stop has declined by approximately 16 cents in the last week.
The newest Specialty Crops National Truck Rate Report from the U.S.D.A. indicates a capacity surplus in Central and Southern Florida, along with a slight capacity surplus at Mexico border crossings through Southern Texas.
Read our previous free freight forecast for drivers and fleets, “Where’s the Freight? Jonesboro, Texarkana, Ithaca, Twin Falls and San Diego To See High Demand for Truckload Capacity This Week.”
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