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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

US Diesel Prices

Change from
July 30, 2018August 6, 2018August 13 2018Week agoYear ago
East Coast (PADD 1)3.2233.2223.219-0.003+0.595
New England (PADD 1A)3.2743.2713.265-0.006+0.640
Central Atlantic (PADD 1B)3.3903.3933.387-0.006+0.626
Lower Atlantic (PADD 1C)3.0963.0933.091-0.002+0.564
Midwest (PADD 2)3.1563.1513.139-0.012+0.569
Gulf Coast (PADD 3)2.9972.9952.990-0.005+0.580
Rocky Mountain (PADD 4)3.3613.3613.358-0.003+0.658
West Coast (PADD 5)3.7203.7173.714-0.003+0.837
West Coast less California3.4373.4323.425-0.007+0.637

Trucking News – US Freight Rates

August 6, 2018 – Courtesy of DAT Trendlines 

van rates august 6 2018

Van Rates – Source

reefer rates august 6 2018

Reefer Rates – Source

flatbed rates august 6 2018

Flatbed Rates – Source

Freight Trends and News:

August 2018 Freight Trends – Rates Drop & Volumes Increase

August 6, 2018 – reports that truckload rates decline with the season. However, freight volumes and prices increased in several markets.

August 2018 Freight Trends

7/29-8/4 vs 7/22-7/28 July 2018 vs June 2018 July 2018 vs July 2018
Spot Market Loads -0.7% -29% +45%
Spot Market Capacity -1.3% +12% +20%
Van Load-To-Truck +3.7% -26% +41%
Van Rates (Spot) -2.6% -0.9% +29%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -7.9% -48% +21%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) -1.1% -1.8% +28%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +6.9% -33% -0.3%
Reefer Rates (Spot) -3.1% -3.3% +26%
Fuel Prices +0.2% -0.6% +29%

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