Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Cheyenne, Texarkana, Dodge City and Edmonton Top Markets for Truckers and Carriers
Welcome to your Monday edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for carriers and owner ops — and your source for finding out where rates will be high and low in the coming week. With the Christmas holiday less than two weeks away, spot market demand and rates in many markets across North America are expected to remain elevated this week. The Tucson, Ariz., reefer market claims the top spot in today’s Top Five Hottest Markets list, as it’s projected to be the highest demand and highest rate freight market in the United States and Canada over the next five to seven days. If you run flatbed, you’ll want to target Texarkana, Texas, this week, as this market is projected to heavily favor truckers and carriers. On the dry van side, you can expect demand and rates to increase this week for Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Read on to discover
where else demand and rates are likely to be high and low in the coming week in
this Monday edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?”
and Rates Are Likely To Be High or Rising
Flatbed demand is expected to be high
this week for Cheyenne, Wyo., and Texarkana, Texas. Flatbed demand and rates to/from
Gary, Ind., are likely to increase in the coming week.
Reefer demand will be high this week for Tucson,
Ariz., Dodge City, Kan., and Edmonton, Alberta. You can expect reefer demand
and rates to/from Dodge City, Kan., to increase further over the next five to
Power only demand is projected to
increase this week for Fort Wayne, Ind., and Philadelphia.
Dry van demand is expected to rise this
week for Winnipeg, Manitoba.
and Rates Are Likely To Be Low or Falling
Flatbed demand is likely to decline this
week for Rapid City, S.D.
Reefer demand to/from Hartford, Conn.,
will continue to be extremely low in the coming week.
Power only demand is expected to be low
this week for Portland, Ore., and Syracuse, N.Y. Look for power only demand to
decrease this week for Norfolk, Va., and Jackson, Miss.
Dry van demand is projected to be extremely
low for Calgary, Alberta, and Regina, Saskatchewan, in the coming week.
Tools’ Market Insights
According to Trucker Tools’ data, these will be the five highest demand markets in the coming week: 1. Tucson, Ariz. (reefer), 2. Cheyenne, Wyo. (flatbed), 3. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed), 4. Dodge City, Kan. (reefer), and 5. Edmonton, Alberta (reefer).
The five lowest demand markets likely will be: 1. Portland, Ore. (power only), 2. Hartford, Conn. (reefer), 3. Syracuse, N.Y. (power only), 4. Calgary, Alberta (dry van), and 5. Regina, Saskatchewan (dry van).
The Texarkana, Texas, flatbed market will favor truckers and fleets by a ratio of more than two to one in the coming week, meaning that for each flatbed trailer traveling into and out of the area, there likely will be two loads available.
The inbound Gary, Ind., flatbed market is projected to favor truckers and carriers by three to one in the coming week, meaning for each flatbed trailer traveling into the area, there likely will be three loads to choose from.