fuel price

Diesel price plummets again, hits four-year low

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel hit a four-year low in the week ended Dec. 22, 2014, falling 13.8 cents to $3.281, according to the DOE.

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Diesel price continues downward spiral, still at lowest point since mid-2012

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell again in the week ended Sept. 15, according to the Department of Energy, who reported it as down another 1.3 cents to $3.801.

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Diesel price jumps 3.9 cents in first consecutive increase in three months

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose for the second week in a row in the week ended Dec. 2, moving up 3.9 cents to $3.883. This is the first time since September the price has increased in back to back weeks.

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Diesel jumps 11.5 cents, nears $4

The national average diesel price soared to $3.96 a gallon — 13 cents per gallon higher than the same week last year.

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Join radio discussion of top trucking challenges

On the Truth About Trucking Live radio show Aug. 16, 7 p.m. EDT, join Overdrive Senior Editor Todd Dills for a talk with hosts Allen and Donna Smith about Dills’ "Owner-operators' top challenges" feature in Overdrive.

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Understanding Fuel Surcharges

There are no rules covering fuel surcharges. As with freight rates, anything goes.

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Diesel drops 5.3 cents

The national average retail diesel price fell 5.3 cents to $4.004 for the week ended Monday, May 14.

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LogBook

Hours comment deadline extended, lawmakers protest cross-border plan, bill would allow truck safety tax credit, FMCSA issues CDL amendments and other industry news items are featured.

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National diesel price surges to 18-month high

The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel jumped again this week, rising to its highest level in 18 months, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The price rose 4.4 cents to $3.122 in the latest week. Increasing for the tenth week in the past 11 weeks, the national price was the highest since Oct. 27, 2008, when it was $3.288.

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