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Fleet Study Shows Increased Demand for Class 8 Trucks in 2011

 The Annual Fleet Study just completed by CK Commercial Vehicle Research shows a 47 percent increase in the number of fleets who plan new Class 8 and medium-duty power unit purchases in ...

Diesel prices slip after recent increases

After jumping 12.2 cents in three weeks, the national average diese price dipped six-tenths of a cent during the week ended Oct. 25, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information ...

Sluggish Economy And Impending CSA 2010 Top List Of Concerns

The state of the economy tops the list in The American Transportation Research Institute’s (ATRI) survey of more than 4,000 trucking industry executives. The Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010), the Federal ...

U.S. diesel price climbs for third consecutive week, $3.073

The weekly retail price for on-highway diesel increased for the third consecutive week, this time climbing 0.7 cent to $3.073 for the week ending Oct. 18, according to the U.S. Department of ...

Class 8 Net Orders For September

 FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing September Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEMs at 14,872 units, a 21.6percent increase over the previous month and 38.8 ...

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index Continues Upward Trend

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index edged higher in August to a reading of 2.3. The Trucking Conditions Index is a compilation of factors affecting trucking companies; and the August reading, which is the ...

Diesel hits $3 a gallon

The national retail price of on-highway diesel jumped 4.9 cents during the week ended Oct. 4 to exactly $3 a gallon, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration. The ...

Diesel drops nearly a cent

After two consecutive weekly increases, the national retail price of on-highway diesel dipped 0.9-cent to $2.951 per gallon during the week ending Monday, Sept. 27. The price of diesel is 35 cents ...

U.S. diesel price climbs 1.7 cent, $2.960

The average weekly retail on-highway diesel price climbed for the second consecutive week, this time rising 1.7 cents to $2.960 for the week ending Monday, Sept. 20, according to the U.S. Department ...

Diesel prices rise 1.2 cents

After four straight weeks of small decreases, the national retail price of on-highway diesel rose 1.2 cents to $2.943 per gallon during the week ending Monday, Sept. 13. The price of diesel ...

EIA lowers price forecast for diesel

With diesel prices sliding lower in recent weeks, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration is predicting that the average price for on-highway diesel will be 10 cents or more lower ...

U.S. diesel price declines 0.7 cent, $2.931

The average weekly retail on-highway diesel price slipped for the fourth consecutive week, this time falling 0.7 cent to $2.931 for the week ending Monday, Sept. 6, according to the U.S. Department ...

Polk: Used commercial vehicle registrations hit record levels

There were 354,400 used commercial vehicles (GVW Class 3-8) registered in the U.S. during the first two quarters of 2010, according to Polk, a provider of data-driven solutions for the commercial vehicle ...

Diesel price slips 1.9 cents

The national retail price of on-highway diesel dipped 1.9 cents to $2.938 per gallon during the week ending Monday, Aug. 30. The price of diesel, which dropped for the third consecutive week, ...
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