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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 is complied from a variety of sources across the web.

Trucking News – US Diesel Fuel Prices

Courtesy of US Energy Information Agency

Change from
January 29, 2018February 5, 2018February 12, 2018Week agoYear ago
East Coast (PADD 1)3.1123.1333.111-0.022+0.485
New England (PADD 1A)3.1603.1883.154-0.034+0.486
Central Atlantic (PADD 1B)3.3063.3243.306-0.018+0.541
Lower Atlantic (PADD 1C)2.9682.9882.966-0.022+0.447
Midwest (PADD 2)3.0303.0443.020-0.024+0.533
Gulf Coast (PADD 3)2.8682.8742.851-0.023+0.427
Rocky Mountain (PADD 4)2.9672.9812.972-0.009+0.450
West Coast (PADD 5)3.4343.4603.432-0.028+0.563
West Coast less California3.1203.1443.107-0.037+0.346

Trucking News – US Freight Rates

February 13, 2018 – Courtesy of DAT Trendlines 

national van freight rates

reefer freight rates

flatbed freight rates



Trucking News: February 2018 Freight Trends – Rates Adjust to Seasonal Slowdown

February 13, 2018 – Rates are still going higher for flatbeds, but van and reefer rates are still falling. National rate averages continue to remain higher than any point in 2017.

February 2018 Freight Trends

Feb 4-Feb 10 vs. Jan 28-Feb 3 Jan 2018 vs. Dec 2017 Jan 2018 vs. Jan 2017
Spot Market Loads +0.3% +26% +134%
Spot Market Capacity -1.5% +4.1% -6.9%
Van Load-To-Truck +2.3% +9.5% +200%
Van Rates (Spot) -2.7% +7.1% +35%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -1.0% +57% +144%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.9% +3.0% +24%
Reefer Load-To-Truck -1.8% +14% +118%
Reefer Rates (Spot) -3.5% +7.3% +36%
Fuel Prices +0.5% +3.8% +17%

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