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Year-end diesel prices spiked to their highest level since October 2008, according to U.S. Department of Energy weekly averages.
Rates drop at year-end
After rising in the fall, flatbed freight rates resumed the second-half decline that all major sectors experienced as the economic recovery sputtered.
FEB. 4-5: MID-WEST TRUCK SHOW, Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, Ill., www.midwest-truckers.com
MARCH 8-10: THE WORK TRUCK SHOW, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, www.ntea.com, (800) 441-6832
MARCH 13: DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS. Move clocks forward one hour.
MARCH 31-APRIL 2: MID-AMERICA TRUCKING SHOW, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, www.truckingshow.com, (502) 899-3892
APRIL 2: TRUCK SHOW of Yellow Rose Chapter of Antique Truck Historical Society, River Bend Par, Smithville, Texas, (830) 743-3179
APRIL 8-10: 75 CHROME SHOP ANNUAL TRUCK SHOW, Wildwood, Fla., www.75chromeshop.com, (866) 255-6206