Welcome to the newest edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for fleets and drivers. In this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll learn where demand for flatbed, reefer, power only and dry van capacity will be highest and lowest across the United States and Canada in the next week.

This week, you can expect demand and rates for flatbed capacity to cool in several markets, while reefer and power only capacity will be in high demand. The Tucson, Ariz., reefer market claims the number one spot in today’s Top Five Hottest Markets list as we head into the July 4th holiday weekend. In the coming week, you also can expect reefer demand to be high to/from Texarkana, Texas. If you run power only loads, you’ll want to prioritize loads inbound to and outbound from Cape Girardeau, Mo., this week, as demand is projected to increase significantly.

To find out where else demand and rates will be high and low over the next week, check out the rest of this Monday edition of “Where’s the Freight?” below.

Where Demand and Rates Will Be High or Rising This Week

  • Flatbed demand (and rates) for Texarkana, Texas, and Rapid City, S.D., are likely to increase.
  • Reefer demand (and rates) for Tucson, Ariz., Texarkana, Texas, Dodge City, Kan., and Winnipeg, Manitoba, are projected to be high.
  • Power only demand (and rates) for Fort Wayne, Ind., are expected to be high. Power only demand to/from Cape Girardeau, Mo., Knoxville, Tenn., and San Francisco likely will rise.

Where Demand and Rates Will Be Low or Falling This Week

  • Flatbed demand (and rates) for Brooklyn, N.Y., Montreal, Quebec, and Washington D.C. are projected to be very low.
  • Reefer demand (and rates) for Minot, N.D., are likely to be low.
  • Dry van demand (and rates) for Northern Ontario are expected to be extremely low. Dry van demand to/from Gary, Ind., is likely to decline.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights and Industry News

  • Top Five Hottest Markets this week: 1. Tucson, Ariz. (reefer), 2. Texarkana, Texas (reefer), 3. Fort Wayne, Ind. (power only), 4.  Dodge City, Kan. (reefer), and 5. Winnipeg, Manitoba (reefer).
  • Bottom Five Coldest Markets this week: 1. Northern Ontario (dry van), 2. Brooklyn, N.Y. (flatbed), 3. Montreal, Quebec (flatbed), 4. Washington D.C. (flatbed), and 5. Minot, N.D. (reefer).
  • Market To Watch: Once again, demand for power only capacity into and out of Cape Girardeau, Mo., is expected to increase significantly in the coming week.
  • Over the next five to seven day period, demand for reefer capacity to/from Tucson, Ariz., is expected to be two and a half times higher than it was during the same week in 2021.  
  • FreightWaves is reporting that tender rejections, which measure demand for truck capacity, have dropped significantly since the beginning of March.
  • In the coming week, the Minot, N.D., reefer market will favor shippers by four to one, meaning there likely will be only one load available for every four refrigerated trailers running into or out of the region.

Read Friday’s edition of our free market report for more insights: “Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Texarkana, Fort Wayne, Dodge City and San Diego Best Markets for Owner Ops and Carriers This Week.”

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