Welcome to the mid-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free, three-times-a-week freight forecast for fleets and drivers. Over the next week, Texarkana, Texas, will remain a hot market for both flatbed and reefer freight. In fact, the Texarkana, Texas, flatbed market ranks number one in today’s Top Five Hottest Markets list. In the coming week, you also can expect to see an increase in demand and rates for reefer capacity to/from Tucson, Ariz., and Ithaca, N.Y. If you run dry van, you’ll want to prioritize loads inbound to and outbound from Ottawa, Ontario, this week, as demand is expected to increase in the region. For those of you running power only loads, keep an eye on the Savannah, Ga., and Philadelphia markets, where demand for power only capacity is projected to increase over the next five to seven days.

For more information on which markets will be hot and cold in the coming week, check out the rest of this Wednesday edition of “Where’s the Freight?” below!

Where Demand and Rates Are Likely To Be High or Rising This Week

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Texarkana, Texas, Rapid City, S.D., and Regina, Saskatchewan, are expected to be very high.
  • Reefer demand and rates for Tucson, Ariz., and Texarkana, Texas, will continue to be high. Reefer demand to/from Tucson, Ariz., and Ithaca, N.Y., is projected to rise.
  • Power only demand and rates for Savannah, Ga., and Philadelphia are likely to increase.
  • Dry van demand and rates for Ottawa, Ontario, are expected to increase.

Where Demand and Rates Are Likely To Be Low or Falling This Week

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Northern Ontario, Spokane, Wash., and Fargo, N.D., will be extremely low.
  • Reefer demand and rates for Pittsburgh and Montreal, Quebec, are projected to be very low.
  • Power only demand and rates for San Antonio, Los Angeles and Norfolk, Va., are likely to decrease.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights and Industry News

  • The five hottest markets for fleets and owner operators this week: 1. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed), 2. Tucson, Ariz., (reefer), 3. Rapid City, S.D. (flatbed), 4. Regina, Saskatchewan (flatbed), and 5. Texarkana, Texas (reefer).
  • The five coldest markets for fleets and owner operators this week: 1. Northern Ontario (flatbed), 2. Pittsburgh (reefer), 3. Montreal, Quebec (reefer), 4. Spokane, Wash. (flatbed), and 5. Fargo, N.D. (flatbed).
  • Today’s USDA Fruit and Vegetable Truck Rate Report indicates that there are truck capacity shortages in Central and Southern Florida, as well as in Eastern North Carolina.
  • The Texarkana, Texas, flatbed and reefer markets will favor owner operators and trucking companies by two to one this week, meaning for each flatbed or reefer headed into and out of the area there should be at least two loads to choose from.
  • Yesterday, the FMCSA extended its COVID-19 hours of service waiver another three months.
  • This week, the Savannah, Ga., power only market will favor carriers and drivers by a ratio of three to one.

Read the previous edition of our free freight market report, “Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Rapid City, Texarkana, Los Angeles and Gary Top Markets for Truckers and Fleets This Week.”

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