The national average retail diesel price fell 6.5 cents to $3.781 a gallon during the week ended June 11. The average price is 17.3 cents below the same week last year.
The national average diesel dropped 5.9 cents to $3.987 a gallon during the week ended May 28. That's 5.1 cents below the same week last year.
The national average retail diesel price fell 5.3 cents to $4.004 for the week ended Monday, May 14.
The average diesel price dropped 1.2 cents per gallon from last week and is down 5.1 cents from the same week in 2011.
For only the second time in 12 weeks the national average price of diesel was lower than in the week before.
The national average retail diesel price dipped one-half cent to $4.142 per gallon.
Payroll employment in trucking surged as trucking companies added 10,200 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis.
Payroll employment in for-hire trucking is up by 51,500, or 4 percent, from January 2011.
Avery Vise is executive director, trucking research and analysis for Randall-Reilly Business Media and also serves as senior editor, industry analysis for Commercial Carrier Journal. Previously, he was editorial director of Randall-Reilly’s Fleet/Dealer/Aftermarket group and had served as chief editor of CCJ for 10 years. From 1985 to 1998, Vise worked for McGraw-Hill’s Aviation Week Group, covering Congress and the Department of Transportation for publications about the commercial aviation industry. He has received numerous awards from American Business Media and the American Society of Business Publication Editors for his coverage of the trucking industry. Vise is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., with degrees in government and history.
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