Trucking is an indicator of the overall health of the United States, while domestic and international economic developments can alter the industry’s outlook in an instant. From Wall Street to Main Street, this category focuses on what it all means for your business.

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Emissions & Efficiency

Fuel prices continue decline despite East Coast exceptions

Dec. 5, 2023
The nationwide average for diesel fuel fell to $4.029 per gallon this week. But pump prices started to rise along the East Coast, led by increased retail prices in the Lower Atlantic...
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Clark: What’s happening in the used-truck market

Dec. 4, 2023
This year's used-truck market is competitive with a limited number of buyers; the post-pandemic purchasing frenzy is over.
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Emissions & Efficiency

Diesel pump prices continue nationwide decline

Nov. 28, 2023
On-highway diesel prices have dropped 40 cents over the past five weeks to a national average of $4.146 per gallon, a dollar less than this time last year. Trucking fuel averages...
FTR Transportation Intelligence

FTR: TCI improved in September, but trucking conditions remain tough

Nov. 23, 2023
Despite the trucking conditions index improving from August, freight rates look to improve only gradually in 2024.
American Trucking Associations
Tonnage Index

ATA: Tonnage increased 1.1% in October

Nov. 22, 2023
After a 1.1% decrease in September, the ATA reports the Truck Tonnage Index is back up. But the index is down 2.1% compared to a year ago.

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UAW strike update