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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.

  • Data For 01/29/18
    Source: Energy Information Agency – Gasoline and Diesel Fuel UpdatePublished on 2018-01-29
    11 months ago

Trucking News – US Diesel Fuel Prices

Courtesy of US Energy Information Agency

Diesel fuel rates in the United States

Change from
11/26/18 12/03/18 12/10/18 Week Ago Year Ago
US 3.261 3.207 3.161 -0.046 +0.251
East Coast (PADD 1) 3.277 3.229 3.194 -0.035 +0.293
New England (PADD 1A) 3.344 3.310 3.295 -0.015 +0.395
Central Atlantic (PADD 1B) 3.447 3.394 3.368 -0.026 +0.308
Lower Atlantic (PADD 1C) 3.145 3.098 3.053 -0.045 +0.265
Midwest (PADD 2) 3.185 3.117 3.066 -0.051 +0.203
Gulf Coast (PADD 3) 3.035 2.989 2.934 -0.055 +0.229
Rocky Mountain (PADD 4) 3.339 3.291 3.239 -0.052 +0.248
West Coast (PADD 5) 3.739 3.694 3.652 -0.042 +0.308
West Coast less California 3.455 3.406 3.357 -0.049 +0.285
California 3.964 3.922 3.887 -0.035 +0.327

Trucking News – US Freight Rates

December 11, 2018 – Courtesy of DAT Trendlines 

December 2018 National van freight rates

Van Rates – Source Dat.com

December 2018 National reefer trucking rates

Reefer Rates – Source Dat.com

December 2018 National Flatbed Trucking Rates

Flatbed Rates – Source Dat.com

Freight Trends and News:

December 2018 Freight Trends

December 11, 2018 – DAT.com is reporting the initial trends for early December dry van rates are $.06 higher than the November average. That news is tempered by reports of rates falling in many high traffic lanes, due to a combination of lower retail demand.  DAT reports reefer rates are lowering, with higher truck capacity. Average Flatbed rates have increased for the first time in five months.

December 2018 Freight Rates

Dec 2-8 vs Nov 25-Dec 1 Nov 2018 vs. Oct 2018 Nov 2018 vs Nov 2017
Spot Market Loads -10.0% -1.8% -8.3%
Spot Market Capacity +12.0% -10.0% +30.0%
Van Load-To-Truck -23.0% +14.0% -19.0%
Van Rates (Spot) +2.9% +0.0% +0.5%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -17.0% +1.6% -36.0%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +1.3% -2.8% +3.4%
Reefer Load-To-Truck -23.0% +14.0% -40.0%
Reefer Rates (Spot) -0.8% +2.5% +2.1%
Fuel Prices -1.7% -2.0% +13.0%

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