diesel prices

Diesel averages $4.10

The national average price is at its highest level since Sept. 1, 2008, when it was $4.121 and $1.03 a gallon higher than the same week last year.

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Back to the past: $4 diesel returns

Well it's official, folks. The Energy Information Administration's weekly diesel report this week showed the national average with 3 cents of the $4 mark, reaching the highest point yet in the now near nine-month run-up in price we've seen since last August, by now oh-so eerily reminiscent of the 2007-08 run (an Overdrive headline in April 2008 read, "No April Fool's joke: $4 diesel"). This blow-up is ever more remarkable in what it's been revealing about the glacial ...

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Speakout

Truckers weigh in on industry issues.

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Revisiting the oil bubble, as diesel continues up, up, up

In the July 2008 issue of Truckers News, I reported on huge and speculative, long-only investment positions in commodities markets then contributing to the dramatic rise in crude oil and other commodities prices. Oil topped off at an historic high of near $150 a barrel that month, and if you were around trucking then I don't need to tell you what that did to diesel prices. Well, it seems that investor speculation in commodities indices, driving ...

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LogBook

CSA rankings, a weight pilot program, use of heavier trucks and a new hours rule proposal are among the industry news items featured.

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Diesel price sets 2-year high

The current price is the highest since $3.482 in Oct. 20, 2008, and 56.2 cents above a year ago.

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Diesel price rises

The current price is the highest since $3.288 in October 2008.

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So you want a good deal on a low-mileage truck…

Sales of trucks, like everything else, slumped badly during the recession. Now there’s a shortage of used trucks in the sweet spot of four to five model years old, and it’s not going away anytime soon.

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Channel 19

Featured is a dose of trucking humor, oddities and industry coverage in the media.

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Diesel prices creeping up

After five weeks of declines, the price gained 3.3 cents to $2.961 in the latest week.

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