Where’s the Freight? Tucson, Wichita, Dodge City, Stockton and Texarkana Likely Will Be Most Profitable Freight Markets for Truckers and Carriers This Week
Happy Friday and welcome to your end-of-week edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ free freight forecast for owner operators and trucking companies. As we close out the first full week of the new year, demand for reefer capacity remains high in one Southern U.S. border region, while reefer demand and rates are projected to increase this week in two of Canada’s “Prairie Provinces.” In the coming week, you can expect Stockton, Calif., to be a hot spot for power only capacity and Omaha, Neb., to be a cold spot for power only. If you’re hauling flatbed, you may want to prioritize loads to and from Dodge City, Kan., Texarkana, Texas, and Roanoke, Va., this week, as flatbed demand is expected to be strong in all three of these areas over the next five to seven days.
insights into which freight markets across North America will see the
highest and lowest demand/rates for flatbed, reefer and power only capacity
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and Rates Are Likely To Be High or Rising
Flatbed demand and rates for Dodge City,
Kan., and Texarkana, Texas, are expected to be relatively high in the coming
week. You also can expect flatbed demand to/from Roanoke, Va., to increase this
Reefer demand and rates are projected to be
high over the next five to seven day period for Tucson, Ariz. Reefer demand likely
will increase this week for Decatur, Ala., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Edmonton,
Alberta, and Dodge City, Kan.
Power only demand and rates to/from Wichita,
Kan., and Stockton, Calif., will be relatively high in the coming week.
and Rates Are Likely To Be Low or Falling
Flatbed demand and rates are expected to be
very low this week for Joplin, Mo., and Edmonton, Alberta. Demand for flatbed
capacity is likely to decline this week for Rapid City, S.D., and Billings,
Reefer demand and rates to/from Hartford,
Conn., are likely to remain low over the next five to seven days.
Power only demand and rates to/from Omaha,
Neb., and Brooklyn, N.Y., will be extremely low this week. Power only demand to/from
Fort Worth, Texas, is expected to decrease this week.
Tools’ Market Insights
Over the next five to seven day period, the five most profitable markets for owner operators and carriers likely will be: 1. Tucson, Ariz. (reefer), 2. Wichita, Kan., (power only), 3. Dodge City, Kan. (flatbed), 4. Stockton, Calif. (power only), and 5. Texarkana, Texas (flatbed).
This week, the five least profitable markets likely will be: 1. Omaha, Neb. (power only), 2. Brooklyn, N.Y. (power only), 3. Hartford, Conn. (reefer), 4. Joplin, Mo. (flatbed), and 5. Edmonton, Alberta (flatbed).
This week, demand for power only capacity to/from Wichita, Kan., is projected to be 12 times higher than it was during the same week in 2021.
The national average price of diesel fuel decreased by two-tenths of a cent to $3.613/gallon last week, marking the seventh consecutive week that the national average price of diesel has dropped since Nov. 15. Despite the decreases, a gallon of diesel costs nearly $1.00 more than it did one year ago.