In today’s forecast, the Texarkana, Texas, flatbed market once again clocks in at number one in our Top Five Hottest Markets list, projected to see the highest demand this week across the United States and Canada. The Texarkana, Texas, reefer market, ranked number two in today’s Top Five, is projected to see a significant increase in demand in the coming week, as well. If you run power only loads, you’ll want to prioritize loads to and from Jonesboro, Ark., this week, as demand is projected to be high. For those of you running dry van, you can expect extremely low demand and rates for Calgary, Alberta, over the next five to seven day period.

Where Demand/Rates Will Be Highest or Rising This Week

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Texarkana, Texas, Rapid City, S.D., and Dodge City, Kan., are projected to be high. Demand for flatbed capacity to/from Calgary, Alberta, and Montgomery, Ala., likely will rise.
  • Reefer demand and rates for Texarkana, Texas, are expected to be high. Demand for reefer capacity inbound to and outbound from Texarkana, Texas, is likely to increase.
  • Power only demand and rates for Jonesboro, Ark., will be elevated. Power only demand to/from New Castle, Del., and Mobile, Ala., is projected to rise.

Where Freight Demand/Rates Will Be Lowest or Falling This Week

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Fargo, N.D., and Brooklyn, N.Y., will be very low.
  • Reefer demand and rates for Montreal, Quebec, are expected to be extremely low.
  • Power only demand and rates for Huntington, W.Va., are likely to remain low. Power only demand to/from Los Angeles and Omaha, Neb., is projected to decline.
  • Dry van demand and rates for Calgary, Alberta, will be very low. Dry van demand for Ithaca, N.Y., is expected to decrease.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights and Industry News

  • Five Hottest Markets this week: 1. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed), 2. Texarkana, Texas (reefer), 3. Jonesboro, Ark. (power only), 4. Rapid City, S.D. (flatbed), and 5. Dodge City, Kan. (flatbed).
  • Five Coldest Markets this week: 1. Montreal, Quebec (reefer), 2. Calgary, Alberta (dry van), 3. Huntington, W.Va. (power only), 4. Fargo, N.D. (flatbed), and 5. Brooklyn, N.Y. (flatbed).
  • Market To Watch: Over the next five to seven days, demand for reefer capacity to/from Texarkana, Texas, is expected to increase by more than 60 percent.  
  • This week’s Specialty Crops National Truck Report from the U.S.D.A. indicates capacity shortages in Delaware, Maryland, Eastern Shore Virginia, Southwestern Indiana, Southeastern Illinois, and Southeastern Missouri, with capacity surpluses reported at Mexico crossings through Southern Texas and Nogales, Ariz.
  • This week, the Fargo, N.D.,flatbed market will favor shippers by a ratio of more than two to one,meaning there likely will be only one load available for every two flatbeds moving into or out of the region.
  • According to yesterday’s SONAR Sightings from FreightWaves, outbound volumes for Detroit continue to reach record highs, while freight volumes and tender rejections for Baltimore and Cincinnati have taken a nose-dive.

For more market insights, read our Wednesday market report, “Where’s the Freight? Texarkana, New Castle, Dodge City and Tucson Hot Markets for Owner Ops and Carriers This Week.”

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