diesel prices

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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Diesel drops 4th week in row

The price declined 3.4 cents to $2.946 in the latest week and has dropped 18.1 cents over the past four weeks.

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Diesel prices continue to fall

For the third week in a row, the national average retail price of a gallon of diesel declined this week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The price dropped 4.1 cents to $2.98 in the latest week, the first time the national average has been below $3 since late March. All regions reported big declines, led by a 6.8-cent decrease to $3.094 in California. The expensive West Coast fell 5 cents to $3.082. The cheapest ...

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Diesel prices drop

For the third week in a row, the national average retail price of a gallon of diesel declined this week.

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Diesel price rises again

Increasing for the 11th week in the past 12 weeks, the national price was the highest since Oct. 27, 2008, when it was $3.288.

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‘Flatbed is particularly strong’ and other upbeat news

Lots of good economic reports all around for trucking in the last few days. If you’re not with a carrier who’s keeping you busy, figure out why or look elsewhere. Morgan Stanley’s truckload freight research report “continues to show strong trends … Flatbed is particularly strong.” Consequently, by the fourth quarter this year, on an annual basis, “rate increases of 4-5% should now be the base case. If fuel prices spike and a material restocking takes place, ...

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Diesel prices rise again

For the ninth week in the past 10, the national average retail price of a gallon of diesel increased this week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The price rose 0.4 cent to $3.078 in the latest week. Most regions reported small increases, while the East Coast, including the Central Atlantic and Lower Atlantic, and California reported meager declines. The Rocky Mountain price increased 2.8 cents to $3.137.  Prices ranged from $3.025 in the Lower ...

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Diesel price jumps again, up 5.4 cents

Diesel prices have climbed 13 cents the past two weeks. The national diesel price is now 84 cents higher than a year ago.

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