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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

Change from
June 04, 2018June 11, 2018June 11, 2018Week agoYear ago
East Coast (PADD 1)3.2823.2643.240-0.024+0.701
New England (PADD 1A)3.3023.2923.290-0.002+0.700
Central Atlantic (PADD 1B)3.4423.4203.397-0.023+0.714
Lower Atlantic (PADD 1C)3.1663.1483.121-0.027+0.694
Midwest (PADD 2)3.2243.1993.173-0.026+0.762
Gulf Coast (PADD 3)3.0553.0373.016-0.021+0.687
Rocky Mountain (PADD 4)3.3593.3443.339-0.005+0.714
West Coast (PADD 5)3.7843.7693.753-0.016+0.971
West Coast less California3.5083.4893.473-0.016+0.818

Trucking News – US Freight Rates

June 10, 2018 – Courtesy of DAT Trendlines 

Reefer Rates

Reefer Rates – Source

Van Rates

Van Rates – Source

flatbed rates

Flatbed Rates – Source


Freight Trends and News:

June 2018 Freight Trends – Rates Drop As Truck Capacity Increases

June 10, 2018 – reports the national average rates for flatbeds, reefers, and vans all increased, as available truck capacity is still below normal levels.

June 2018 Freight Trends

June 10-16 vs. June 3-8 May 2018 vs. April 2018 May 2018 vs. May 2017
Spot Market Loads -6.4% +12% +105%
Spot Market Capacity +5.4% +11% +4.8%
Van Load-To-Truck -8.4% +3.2% +82%
Van Rates (Spot) -+0.4% +0.5% +28%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -19% -6.3% +171%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) -0.4% +3.0% +31%
Reefer Load-To-Truck -14% +1.4% +34%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.4% +4.1% +25%
Fuel Prices -0.6% +4.8% +27%

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