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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

Average US diesel fuel prices as of September 9 2019

 

Change from
08/26/19 09/02/19 09/09/19 Week Ago Year Ago
US 2.983 2.976 2.971 -0.005 -0.287
East Coast (PADD 1) 3.003 3.000 2.992 -0.008 -0.254
New England (PADD 1A) 3.031 3.027 3.022 -0.005 -0.233
Central Atlantic (PADD 1B) 3.186 3.178 3.161 -0.017 -0.246
Lower Atlantic (PADD 1C) 2.874 2.874 2.871 -0.003 -0.260
Midwest (PADD 2) 2.890 2.874 2.864 -0.010 -0.330
Gulf Coast (PADD 3) 2.744 2.740 2.745 +0.005 -0.294
Rocky Mountain (PADD 4) 2.936 2.924 2.933 +0.009 -0.434
West Coast (PADD 5) 3.556 3.555 3.548 -0.007 -0.198
West Coast less California 3.139 3.139 3.131 -0.008 -0.334
California 3.887 3.885 3.878 -0.007 -0.091

Trucking News – US Freight Rates

August 23, 2019 – Courtesy of DAT Trendlines 

August 2019 van rates across the US

 

Van Rates – Source Dat.com

Reefer rate in the US for the month of August.

 

Reefer Rates – Source Dat.com

Flatbed rates for the month of August.

 

Flatbed Rates – Source Dat.com

Freight Trends and News:

August 2019 Freight Trends

August 23, 2019

According to the most recent DAT.com trendlines report, national van rate averages are at $1.81 per mile, three cents lower than the July average. The Midwest is the leader with van rates averaging $2.00 per mile, and the lowest average rates are in the Northeast at $1.61 per mile. Load-to-truck ratios remain highest in the south-central states and lowest in the northwest.

Reefer freight rates continue to drop, with a current national average of $2.14 per mile. This is a five-cent decline from the July average. Reefer rates are highest in the Midwest, averaging $2.39 per mile, and lowest in the Northeast, with an average of $1.84 per mile. Current load-to-truck capacity shows reefer demand is highest along the Mississippi River corridor and lowest west of the Rockies.

National average flatbed rates are at $2.21 per mile, compared to the July average of $2.27 per mile. The highest average rates are in the Midwest at $2.37 per mile, and the lowest is on the west coast, with an average of $2.00 per mile. The strongest load-to-truck ratios are in the Southeast and Northwest states, the weakest ratios are in the Midwest and great lakes region.

August 2019 Freight Rates

Aug 26-Sep 01 vs Aug 19-25 Aug 2019 vs Jul 2019 Aug 2019 vs Aug 2018
Spot Market Loads +7.2%
-0.4% -26.4%
Spot Market Capacity -2.4% -0.4% +12.8%
Van Load-To-Truck +14.6% +8.2% -25.3%
Van Rates (Spot) +2.7% -1.5% -15.1%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +7.3% -17.6% -49.9%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +1.1% -3.0% -16.6%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +9.9% +22.8% -30.5%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +2.0% -1.9% -13.8%
Fuel Prices -0.4% -1.3% -6.6%

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