Happy Monday and welcome to the latest edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for carriers and drivers. As we look ahead to this final week of April, you can expect demand for reefer and flatbed capacity to remain high in several border and manufacturing/distribution markets, which is no surprise given the time of year. Once again, the Tucson, Ariz., reefer market is projected to be the highest demand and highest rate market in the United States and Canada over the next five to seven day period. This week, Texarkana, Texas will remain a strong market for flatbed, while Winnipeg, Manitoba, will see extremely low demand for both flatbed and dry van capacity. If you run power only loads, look for power only demand to/from Phoenix and St. Louis to rise in the coming week.

To discover where else demand and rates for flatbed, reefer, dry van and power only capacity will be highest and lowest this week, scroll down to read the rest of this Monday edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?” below.

Where Freight Demand and Rates Are Likely To Be High or Rising

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Texarkana, Texas, Rapid City, S.D., and Shreveport, La., are projected to be high over the coming week. Flatbed demand to/from Texarkana, Texas, and Ithaca, N.Y., is expected to rise over the next five to seven days.
  • Reefer demand and rates for Tucson, Ariz., and Dodge City, Kan., will remain high again this week.
  • Power only demand and rates to/from Phoenix, St. Louis and New Castle, Del., are expected to increase in the next week.

Where Freight Demand and Rates Are Likely To Be Low or Falling

  • Flatbed demand and rates inbound to and outbound from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and El Paso, Texas, are likely to be very low this week.
  • Reefer demand and rates inbound to and outbound from Edmonton, Alberta, are projected to decline over the next five to seven day period.
  • Dry van demand and rates inbound to and outbound from Winnipeg, Manitoba, also will be extremely low in the coming week. Dry van demand to/from Edmonton, Alberta, is likely to decrease this week.
  • Power only demand and rates inbound to and outbound from Fort Smith, Ark., and Omaha, Neb., are expected to be extremely low over the next week. Power only demand to/from New Orleans likely will fall this week.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights and Industry News

  • In the next week, the five most profitable markets for owner operators and carriers likely will be: 1. Tucson, Ariz. (reefer), 2. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed), 3. Dodge City, Kan. (reefer), 4. Rapid City, S.D. (flatbed), and 5. Shreveport, La. (flatbed).
  • The five least profitable markets for owner operators and carriers this week likely will be: 1. Fort Smith, Ark. (power only), 2. Winnipeg, Manitoba (flatbed), 3. Winnipeg, Manitoba (dry van), 4. El Paso, Texas (flatbed), and 5. Omaha, Neb. (power only).
  • Over the next five to seven day period, demand for reefer capacity to/from Tucson, Ariz., is projected to be 50 percent higher than it was during the same week last year.  
  • The latest Daily Market Update from FreightWaves finds that national outbound tender rejections are down and national freight volumes are up slightly.
  • A report released last week by Supplyframe predicts that high costs and delays for electronic parts and components could last into next year.
  • The inbound Texarkana, Texas, flatbed market once again this week will favor fleets and drivers by approximately two to one.

Looking for more insights into the hottest and coldest freight markets across the United States and Canada? Be sure to check out Friday’s “Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Texarkana, Dodge City, Lubbock and Fort Wayne Best Markets for Carriers and Drivers Over the Next Week.”

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