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June 29, 2022 | Trucker Tools

Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Texarkana, Portland, Fort Wayne and Dodge City Top Freight Markets This Week

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Happy Wednesday and welcome to the mid-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight market report for truckers and carriers. The insights that you see in this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?” are based on real-world transactions between freight brokers, carriers and drivers using Trucker Tools’ technology.

In today’s freight forecast, you’ll notice that demand for reefer and power only capacity is projected to remain high in several U.S. markets, while demand for flatbed capacity is likely to cool in the coming week. As we inch closer to July 4th, it should come as no surprise that the Tucson, Ariz., reefer market is projected to see the highest demand for capacity this week, as folks around the nation get ready for the holiday weekend. If you’re running power only loads this week, you’ll want to prioritize loads to/from Portland, Ore., as demand for power only capacity is projected to be high in the area.

For more insights into which regions across the United States and Canada will see high demand for capacity over the next five to seven days, check out the rest of this Wednesday edition of “Where’s the Freight?” below.

Where Demand and Rates Will Be High or Rising This Week

  • Reefer demand and rates for Tucson, Ariz., Texarkana, Texas, and Dodge City, are likely to be extremely high.
  • Power only demand and rates for Portland, Ore., and Fort Wayne, Ind., are projected to be high. Power only demand to/from Cape Girardeau, Mo., San Francisco and Fort Worth, Texas, is expected to increase.
  • Dry van demand and rates for Eastern Ontario are likely to increase.

Where Demand and Rates Will Be Low or Falling This Week

  • Flatbed demand and rates for Minot, N.D., and Brooklyn, N.Y., are expected to be very low. Flatbed demand to/from Southwestern Ontario is projected to decline.
  • Reefer demand and rates for Minot, N.D., and Pittsburgh are likely to be extremely low. Reefer demand to/from Winnipeg, Manitoba, is expected to decrease.
  • Dry van demand and rates for Northern Ontario likely will be low.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights and Industry News

  • Five Hottest Markets this week: 1. Tucson, Ariz. (reefer), 2. Texarkana, Texas (reefer), 3. Portland, Ore. (power only), 4. Fort Wayne, Ind. (power only), and 5. Dodge City, Kan. (reefer).
  • Five Coldest Markets this week: 1. Minot, N.D. (reefer), 2. Northern Ontario (dry van), 3. Minot, N.D. (flatbed), 4. Pittsburgh (reefer), and 5. Brooklyn, N.Y. (flatbed).
  • Over the next five to seven days, demand for reefer capacity inbound to and outbound from Tucson, Ariz., is projected to be twice as high as it was during the same week last year.
  • Market To Avoid: The Minot, N.D., reefer and flatbed markets are expected to favor shippers by more than four to one in the coming week, meaning there likely will be only one reefer or flatbed load for every four refrigerated/flatbed trailers headed into and out of the region.
  • In May, the Gulf Coast’s Port of Houston hit an all-time record high for monthly container volumes, including a 72 percent year-over-year increase of steel imports and 83 percent year-over-year increase of general cargo imports.
  • Yesterday, the national average cost of diesel fuel hit $5.82/gallon, an almost 30 cent increase since the beginning of June.

Read the Monday edition of our free freight forecast, “Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Texarkana, Fort Wayne, Dodge City and Winnipeg To See High Demand for Capacity Over Next Week.”

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