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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
April 2, 2018April 9, 2018April 16, 2018Week agoYear ago
East Coast (PADD 1)3.0663.0663.116+0.050+0.485
New England (PADD 1A)3.1173.1163.149+0.033+0.511
Central Atlantic (PADD 1B)3.2333.2323.275+0.043+0.492
Lower Atlantic (PADD 1C)2.9382.9392.998+0.059+0.476
Midwest (PADD 2)2.9622.9573.016+0.059+0.480
Gulf Coast (PADD 3)2.8512.8442.910+0.066+0.452
Rocky Mountain (PADD 4)3.0443.0863.137+0.051+0.485
West Coast (PADD 5)3.4873.5003.583+0.083+0.706
West Coast less California3.2023.2263.326+0.100+0.535

Trucking News – US Freight Rates

April 3, 2018 – Courtesy of DAT Trendlines 

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April 2018 Freight Trends – Rates Stabilize As Truck Capacity Increases

April 17, 2018 –  For the week of April 8, 2018, is reporting overall freight rates stabilized as more truck capacity came into the market. Even with a few drops, rates for all three equipment types are still higher than the March average.

April 2018 Freight Trends

April 8-14 Vs. April 1-7 March 2018 vs. Feb 2018 March 2018 vs. March 2018
Spot Market Loads -0.8% +27% +92%
Spot Market Capacity +11% +14% -7.0%
Van Load-To-Truck -11% -1.5% +116%
Van Rates (Spot) -1.3% +1.4% +32%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -6.9% +37% +148%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.0% +6.8% +25%
Reefer Load-To-Truck -15% +7.0% +68%
Reefer Rates (Spot) -1.6% -0.4% +28%
Fuel Prices +0.0% -1.9% +17%

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