Per-mile rates on the spot market continued their months-long tumble in February, with all three segments — flatbed, dry van and reefer — seeing noticeable declines.
California had the country’s most expensive diesel at $4.119 per gallon, followed by New England’s $4.102 and the Central Atlantic’s $4.071.
The economy is improving, and capacity is tight, which means rates are gaining. Is driver pay lagging behind those improvements? Or is one of several other possibilities the main contributor to tight capacity conditions today? ...
That only tells a part of the story. In reader Jim Stewart's eyes, the regulatory drag on the trucking business is finally registering with customers where it counts: rates. What do you think?
Results of polling on 2014 business outlook shows generally optimistic views from the majority of respondents relative to the past year.
Smaller carriers slightly more pessimistic on volume than large carriers; a majority of all carriers are expecting rate increases over the next year.
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