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Diesel Prices Rise 2.6 Cents To $4.124

Once again, diesel prices managed to pause from their current surge only for a week before heading higher again. After falling by just 0.7 cents a week earlier, the national average retail ...

Monthly tonnage index up 1.7% in March, year-to-year up 6.3%

The American Trucking Associations on Tuesday, April 26, said that its advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.7 percent in March after falling a revised 2.7 percent in February. The ...

Diesel prices take break from surge

For only the second time since late November, diesel prices nationwide dropped from the previous week's level, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. The national average retail price ...

U.S. diesel price climbs 2.7 cents to $4.105

The national average price of on-highway diesel surpassed $4 a gallon for the second consecutive week during the week ended Monday, April 18, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information ...

FTR Shippers Condition Index Continues to Fall

FTR Associates’ Shippers’ Condition Index (SCI) as reported in the firm’s April Shippers Update continues to decline, reflecting tightening capacity in the trucking sector. The short-term forecast for the SCI calls for ...

Diesel jumps 10.2 cents to $4.078

The national average price of on-highway diesel topped $4 a gallon for the first time since mid-September 2008 during the week ended April 11, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s ...

U.S. diesel price retreats for first time in nearly 4 months

Diesel prices last week declined for the first time since Nov. 29, 2010, and for only the fourth time in the last 25 weeks, albeit falling only a mere 0.1 cent, according ...

Annual NAFTA trade up 24.3% in 2010

Surface transportation trade between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico increased by 24.3 percent in 2010 compared to 2009, reaching $791 billion, according to ...

Diesel prices climb another 3.7 cents to $3.908

Diesel prices last week climbed another 3.7 cents, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration’s report for the week ended March 14. The increase follows a 15.5-cent increase a ...

Monthly freight index up 0.9% in January, year-over-year up 6.9%

The Freight Transportation Services Index rose 0.9 percent in January from a revised December level, rising for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported Wednesday, ...

Diesel prices soar 15.5 cents, largest jump since May 2008

Diesel prices last week soared 15.5 cents higher for the largest one-week jump since the week ended May 26, 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration's report for ...

Preliminary Net Orders for February Down From January

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing February Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEM’s at 23,998, a 12 percent decline from January’s exceptionally strong level of ...

Year-over-year NAFTA trade up 13.8% in December, month-to-month down 2.2%

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was 13.8 percent higher in December 2010 than in December 2009, reaching $66.5 ...

Manufacturing index hits highest level in nearly 7 years

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February for the 19th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 21st consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest ...
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