fuel prices

Obama, Romney show no substance on fuel prices

Take two of the Obama-Romney 2012 debate season offered no substance on the role of government in fuel prices, despite current efforts to rein in speculation: ultimately, there's a reason for that.

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Diesel jumps 1.5 cents

After declining for two consecutive weeks, the U.S. average diesel price rose 1.5 cent to $4.094 a gallon during the week ended Monday, Oct. 8.

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Diesel drops fraction of a cent

The U.S. average diesel price declined for the second consecutive week, dropping 0.7 cent to $4.079 a gallon.

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Diesel price falls for first time in 12 weeks

After 11 consecutive weeks of climbing prices, the national average retail diesel price fell 4.9 cents to $4.086.

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Challenge No. 1: Adapting to change

Among the many challenges owner-operators face, perhaps the biggest is choosing exactly how to adapt to industry change to remain competitive and profitabile.

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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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