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U.S. Average Diesel Price Jumps 6.7 Cents

The U.S. average price of a gallon of diesel increased for the third straight week, rising 6.7 cents to $3.892 during the week ended Monday, Oct. 31, according to the U.S. Department ...

September U.S. Containerized Imports Fall 6 Percent From August

U.S. containerized import volume fell 6 percent in September from the month before as surging shipping of auto parts was not enough to offset growing pessimism among retailers about consumer demand heading ...

U.S. Diesel Price Climbs For First Time In 6 Weeks

After five consecutive weeks of declining prices, the U.S. average price of a gallon of diesel climbed 8 cents to $3.801 during the week ended Monday, Oct. 17, according to the U.S. ...

FTR Shippers Condition Index Unchanged

FTR Associates’ Shippers Condition Index (SCI) as reported in the October Shippers Update was unchanged in August remaining at -3.8.  The SCI sums up all market influences that affect shippers. A reading ...

Monthly Revenue Per Truck Climbs, TransCore Survey Shows

TransCore’s second annual Carrier Benchmark Survey reveals that in 2011 to date, carriers’ monthly revenue on average was $1,607 higher per truck than in 2010, a 10 percent increase due primarily to ...

U.S. Average Diesel Price Falls 3.7 Cents To $3.749

The U.S. average price of a gallon of diesel fuel dropped for the fourth straight week during the week ended Monday, Oct. 3, retreating 3.7 cents to $3.749, according to the U.S. ...

Year-To-Year NAFTA Surface Trade Up 18.1% In July

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, was 18.1 percent higher in July than in July 2010, totaling $72.4 billion, ...

Monthly Tonnage Index Down 0.2% In August, Year-To-Year Up 5.2%

The American Trucking Associations’ advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.2 percent in August after falling a revised 0.8 percent in July 2011. The latest drop put the adjusted index ...

FTR Shippers Condition Index Resumes Declining As Expected

FTR Associates’ Shippers Condition Index (SCI) as reported in the September Shippers Update edged lower in July to a current reading of -3.8. The SCI sums up all market influences that affect ...

U.S. Average Diesel Price Drops 2.9 Cents To $3.833

The U.S. average price of a gallon of diesel fuel fell for the second consecutive week during the week ended Monday, Sept. 19, falling 2.9 cents to $3.833, according to the U.S. ...

Monthly Freight Index Unchanged In July, Year-Over-Year Up 3.8%

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry remained the same in July as in June, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Freight Transportation Services ...

U.S. Diesel Price Retreats Slightly After Climbing Two Weeks

After climbing for two consecutive weeks, the U.S. average price of a gallon of diesel fuel declined slightly during the week ended Monday, Sept. 12, falling 0.6 cents to $3.862, according to ...

Diesel Prices Jump 4.8 Cents To $3.868

The U.S. average price of a gallon of diesel fuel increased for the second straight week during the week ended Monday, Sept. 5, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information ...

Preliminary August Net Class 8 Orders Up 11% Over July

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing August Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEM’s at 20,513, an 11 percent increase over July. Despite this modest improvement, ...
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