For the Driver - Oct 25th, 2023
Freight volumes cool in September
For the Driver | View online
October 25, 2023
Average diesel prices across the U.S. rose by several cents after trending downward for the past two weeks, driven primarily by a 25-cent spike in the Midwest.
Latest News
Nearly 7,000 workers at Stellantis’ Dodge Ram plant in Michigan joined the strike against the Big Three U.S. automakers the same day Mack Trucks hoped to resume negotiations with union workers who walked out two weeks ago.

Trail King’s durable Grain Hopper trailer has a composite smooth panel construction. The low maintenance composite design and one-piece molded lower hoppers provide an incredibly fast clean-out that is lighter than ever, allowing you to haul more bushels.

Truckload freight volumes cooled in September, compounding an already difficult quarter for truckload carriers and freight brokers, according to recent analysis from DAT Freight & Analytics.
Refrigerated carriers won’t see much relief on rates in 2024—but neither will their shipping counterparts, according to a recent analysis by FTR Intel.
CEO David Jackson also says the company's truckload business, where there is "virtually no margin for error" in today's freight economy, could begin to see positive changes during the next bid season.
ATA puts a sharper focus on realistic decarbonization, a rocky economy, freight futures, and many new fleet technology solutions at trucking’s last major conference in 2023. It also named Andrew Boyle...
The American Transportation Research Institute is requesting motor carriers to provide information on what they are doing to recruit and retain women drivers. The survey is available online through Nov. 17.
Member carriers of the Truckload Carriers Association can nominate drivers who exemplify the profession and demonstrate leadership both on- and off-road. Five drivers will win $20,000 each.