fuel prices

Are you ready to go independent?

Two upsides to getting your authority are the potential to make more money than a leased-operator and the almost complete freedom with how you run the business.

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NASTC’s ‘Daily Fuel Hedge’ and discount program

Two fuel-price fighting tools from the National Association of Small Trucking Companies -- their Quality Plus Network of fuel stops offering members cost-plus discounts and their Daily Fuel Hedge.

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O/O challenges: More solutions to high fuel

Outtakes from interviews conducted as part of research into Todd Dills' "Owner-operators' top challenges" feature in the August 2012 edition of Overdrive magazine.

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Diesel prices climb for fourth consecutive week

The national average retail diesel price climbed for the fourth consecutive week, climbing 1.3 cents to $3.796 a gallon.

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Fuel prices top owner-operator challenges

Using a survey and our social media channels, we quizzed readers about what they saw as the No. 1 problem for owner-operators.

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Diesel price climbs for first time in three months

The national average retail diesel price rose 3.5 cents a gallon during the week ended July 9, ending a 12-week streak of price decreases.

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Irish truckers report on South Korean truckers’ strike

An estimated 80 percent of the 380,000 total South Korean truckers were reported to have gone on strike "demanding the introduction of standard freight charges, a 30 percent rise in transportation fees and revised laws on labour rights," reported the (you're hearing right) Irish Trucker Magazine. News travels faster than on-highway rigs, eh? Platts reports the truckers are striking over high fuel prices, demanding further government subsidies. According to the Korea Herald, the stoppage comes on ...

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Diesel price continues fall, at 5-month low

The national average retail diesel price fell 5.1 cents to $3.846 a gallon – the lowest price in five months.

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What does your fuel surcharge look like?

A poll that asks for owner-operators' thoughts on the use of fuel surcharges as a cushioning agent against spikes in fuel prices sparked some discussion on Facebook last week. Owner-operators Linda Caffee, Jeff Clark and others were involved, Clark taking the point of view that fuel surcharges were merely a utility for negotiating long-term rates in contracts with shippers. The fuel surcharge "is a convenience, especially for longer-term contracts with regular customers," Clark wrote. "Otherwise every load ...

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Diesel prices drop below $4 for first time in 3 months

The national average retail diesel price fell 4.8 cents to $3.956 a gallon.

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