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Trucking Industry News & Information
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US Trucking News & Information


TCI Business Capital is pleased to present the latest trucking news & information for the US freight industry. The news and information are compiled from a variety of sources across the web.

Trucking News – US Diesel Fuel Prices

Courtesy of US Energy Information Agency

Diesel fuel rates in the United States

Change from
10/01/18 10/08/18 10/15/18 Week Ago Year Ago
US 3.313 3.385 3.394 +0.009 +0.607
East Coast (PADD 1) 3.292 3.360 3.382 +0.022 +0.585
New England (PADD 1A) 3305 3.344 3.361 +0.017 +0.614
Central Atlantic (PADD 1B) 3.447 3.351 3.544 +0.013 +0.618
Lower Atlantic (PADD 1C) 3.180 3.243 3.272 +0.029 +0.558
Midwest (PADD 2) 3.278 3.351 3.351 +0.000 +0.594
Gulf Coast (PADD 3) 3.079 3.169 3.172 +0.003 +0.560
Rocky Mountain (PADD 4) 3.367 3.390 3.400 +0.010 +0.514
West Coast (PADD 5) 3.802 3.866 3.880 +0.014 +0.791
West Coast less California 3.506 3.558 3.591 +0.033 +0.588
California 4.038 4.111 4.109 -0.002 +0.950

Trucking News – US Freight Rates

October 1, 2018 – Courtesy of DAT Trendlines 

October 2018 van rates

Van Rates – Source Dat.com

October 2018 reefer rates

Reefer Rates – Source Dat.com

October 2018 flatbed rates

Flatbed Rates – Source Dat.com

Freight Trends and News:

October 2018 Freight Trends

October 1, 2018 – DAT.com is reporting that the national average van and reefer rates returned to May levels. Shipping resumed out of South and North Carolina last week after Hurricane Florence passed.

September 2018 Freight Rates

Sep 23-29 vs Sep 16-22 Sep 2018 vs. Aug 2018 Sep 2018 vs Sep 2017
Spot Market Loads +2.4% -12% -0.1%
Spot Market Capacity -2.4% -9.7% +23%
Van Load-To-Truck +7.1% +6.9% +8.2%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.0% +0.9% +9.1%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +0.0% -11% -39%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) -0.0% -3.0% +13%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +4.9% -8.1% -32%
Reefer Rates (Spot) -0.4% +1.2% +12%
Fuel Prices +0.1% +1.4% +17%

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