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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

Map of gas and diesel prices in the US for July.

 

Change from
07/01/19 07/08/19 07/15/19 Week Ago Year Ago
US 3.042 3.055 3.051 -0.004 -0.188
East Coast (PADD 1) 3.080 3.081 3.080 -0.001 -0.156
New England (PADD 1A) 3.135 3.134 3.131 -0.003 -0.152
Central Atlantic (PADD 1B) 3.270 3.275 3.272 -0.003 -0.133
Lower Atlantic (PADD 1C) 2.941 2.940 2.941 +0.001 -0.167
Midwest (PADD 2) 2.924 2.968 2.956 -0.012 -0.215
Gulf Coast (PADD 3) 2.803 2.804 2.805 +0.001 -0.199
Rocky Mountain (PADD 4) 2.998 2.980 2.975 -0.005 -0.395
West Coast (PADD 5) 3.628 3.624 3.624 0.000 -0.117
West Coast less California 3.205 3.208 3.209 +0.001 -0.247
California 3.963 3.953 3.952 -0.001 -0.016

Trucking News – US Freight Rates

June 26, 2019 – Courtesy of DAT Trendlines 

 

Van Rates – Source Dat.com

 

Reefer Rates – Source Dat.com

 

Flatbed Rates – Source Dat.com

Freight Trends and News:

May 2019 Freight Trends

June 25, 2019 – According to the most recent DAT.com trendlines report, national van rate averages are at $1.90 per mile, 11 cents higher than the May average. In June 2018, van rates averaged $2.32. The Midwest is the leader with van rates averaging $2.03 per mile. The lowest average rates are in the Northeast at $1.58 per mile. Load-to-truck ratios remain highest in the southern states and lowest throughout the Northern parts of the country.

Reefer freight rates are also up slightly in June, with a current national average of $2.25 per mile. This is a $.10 jump from the May average. However, the average is down significantly from the June 2018 rate of $2.71. Reefer rates are highest in the West, averaging $2.35 per mile, and lowest in the Northeast, with an average of $1.76 per mile. Current load-to-truck capacity shows higher demand across the Southern states and low demand in most Northern states.

National average flatbed rates are at $2.30 per mile, a tick up compared to the May average of $2.28. Flatbed rates averaged $2.82 one year ago. The highest average rates are in the Midwest at $2.47 per mile, and the lowest is on the west coast, averaging $2.04 per mile. The strongest load-to-truck ratios continue to be in the Southeast and Northwest states, the weakest ratios are in the great lakes region.

June 2019 Freight Rates

June 17-26 vs June 10-16 May 2019 vs April 2019 May 2019 vs May 2018
Spot Market Loads -2.0%
-10.6% -62.6%
Spot Market Capacity +3.5% +2.5% +32.7%
Van Load-To-Truck -11.8% +22.1% -54.4%
Van Rates (Spot) +1.3% -0.7% -16.9%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +1.8% -42.9% -85.6%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) -0.2% -2.2% -16.1%
Reefer Load-To-Truck -3.4% +10.1% -60.2%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +1.2% +0.1% -15.3%
Fuel Prices -1.1% -2.3% -5.0%

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