fuel prices

Coming attractions: Show trucks

The biggest venue for Pride & Polish, produced now by Overdrive’s Custom Rigs, is coming in less than a month. It’s the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Aug. 26-28. This show always draws great rigs. You can view a quick sampling from the 2009 show in a music video on Overdrive’s video player. There are also truck videos from the last two Great West Truck Shows, another Pride & Polish venue. Check our recent story for ...

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Partners in Business

Online trucking resources can help you work faster, smarter and more profitably.

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Lower diesel prices

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

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From fuel price ‘nightmares’ to trucking book

Writer Mary Richardson, whom Atlanta-based Creative Loafing describes as a former editor with the Truckers Connection publication, had what she describes as "nightmares" during relatively modest spikes in fuel prices during the year 2006, shortly after she started working there. She "was having these apocalyptic nightmares about fuel prices getting so high that trucks would stop," she told Creative Loafing's Wyatt Williams, "causing grocery store shelves to fall empty, with people running around and buying up everything, having ...

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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 passes $3

For the first time in 17 months, the national average retail price of a gallon of diesel topped $3.

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Another hike in diesel prices

Diesel price is at the highest level since November 2008.

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Diesel prices up again

Compared with a year ago, the national average price is 90.7 cents a gallon higher.

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Saying goodbye to Michigan’s Te-Khi and Tekon independent truckstops

Soft freight and high fuel got you down? You're not alone. Though business for the nation's truckers has picked up since the extremely slow period we all saw last year, difficulties continue for many, and for two independent truckstops in Michigan the pressures were just too much. Writing in the Battle Creek Enquirer, Andy Fitzpatrick told a story today at once of long-running business difficulties brought to the breaking point and rich, well-remembered history.   The Te-Khi Travel Court ...

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Diesel rises 7.6 cents

After five weeks of falling prices, theh national average retail price of a gallon of diesel jumped in the latest week.

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