Welcome to this Monday edition of Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free market forecast for owner operators and carriers. In this and every edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll learn where demand and rates are likely to be highest and lowest across North America over the next five to seven days.

In today’s edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” the Tucson, Ariz., reefer market claims the throne as the hottest market for truckers and carriers in the coming week, which should come as no surprise as the produce growing season winds down across North America. This week, you can expect dry van demand to be high in one Midwestern market, while two Canadian dry van markets are projected to see extremely low demand. While there are no power only markets in today’s Top Five Hottest Markets list, power only demand is projected to increase in the coming week for Boston, Chicago and several other U.S. markets. On the flatbed side, you may want to prioritize loads to/from Texarkana, Texas, this week, since it’s expected to be the highest demand/rate flatbed market for truckers and carriers.

Scroll down to discover where else demand and rates are likely to be high and low over the next five to seven day period in this Monday edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?”

Where Demand/Rates Will Be High or Rising

  • Texarkana, Texas, and Southwestern Ontario will see high demand for flatbed capacity over the next five to seven day period. You also can expect flatbed demand to increase this week for Rapid City, S.D.
  • Tucson, Ariz., and Southwestern Ontario are projected to be the highest demand/rate reefer markets in North America this week.
  • In the coming week, power only demand is expected to increase for Jackson, Miss., Nashville, Tenn., Boston and Chicago.
  • Gary, Ind., will be the top dry van market for truckers and carriers this week.

Where Demand/Rates Will Be Low or Falling

  • You can expect extremely low demand for flatbed capacity to/from Brooklyn, N.Y., in the next five to seven days. Flatbed demand is projected to decline this week for Dodge City, Kan.
  • Hartford, Conn., is expected to be the least profitable reefer market for truckers and carriers in the coming week.
  • You may to avoid power only loads to/from Tulsa, Okla., and Brooklyn, N.Y., this week, as both areas are projected to be extremely low demand/rate power only markets for truckers and carriers over the next five to seven day period.
  • Calgary, Alberta, will be the lowest demand/lowest rate dry van market in North America this week.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights

  • According to Trucker Tools’ data, the five best markets for truckers and carriers this week will be: 1. Tucson, Ariz. (reefer), 2. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed), 3. Southwestern Ontario (flatbed), 4. Southwestern Ontario (reefer), and 5. Gary, Ind. (dry van).
  • This week, the five worst markets for truckers and carrierswill be: 1. Tulsa, Okla. (power only), 2. Calgary, Alberta (dry van), 3. Hartford, Conn. (reefer), 4. Brooklyn, N.Y. (power only), and 5. Brooklyn, N.Y. (flatbed).
  • Today’s Daily Market Update from FreightWaves finds that national outbound tender rejections are down today, while volumesare up.
  • This week, the Gary, Ind., dry van market will favor truckers and carriers by more than two to one, meaning for each dry van trailer going into or out of the area, there are projected to be at least two loads available.
  • The infrastructure bill recently approved by Congress includes $110 billion for roads, bridges and major infrastructure projects. It also doubles transportation safety funding, makes 18 to 21 year-olds eligible for interstate driving and includes an HOS exemption for livestock haulers.
  • Approximately 82,000 motor carriers were granted FMCSA authority between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, 2021, according to FTR’s Avery Vise. In 2020, a total of 59,500 motor carriers were granted new authority.

For even more market insights, check out the previous edition of our free forecast, Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Southwestern Ontario, Jackson, Texarkana and Toledo Will Be Best Markets for Truckers and Carriers in Coming Week. To download the Trucker Tools app, visit https://www.truckertools.com/web/carriers/.

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