The U.S. average at-pump price for diesel dropped 12 cents in the week ended Jan. 19 to $2.933 a gallon, according to the DOE. The price is now down 94 cents from the same week last year and has fallen nearly 70 cents since the beginning of December.
The Teamsters last week announced the quarter-century of heavy government oversight it agreed to in 1989 has come to an end. Teamsters’ head Jim Hoffa said it’s a “new day” for the union, which has represented organized truck drivers in some form for roughly 100 years.
No one likes to think about it, but winter is upon us and the chance of being involved in an accident increases tenfold with bad weather and slick roads. Preparing for the worst-case scenario is not only smart, it could save your life.
Crude oil is expected to remain low — and so is diesel. 2015's average price could be $1 lower than 2014's, according to the Department of Energy's latest forecast.
U.S. truck operators see cheaper rates, more crashes and lower driver pay as possible effects of FMCSA's expansion of cross-border trucking with Mexico.
The BigRoad software developer will announce Jan. 15 the availability of its DashLink engine-connected electronic logging device.
FMCSA must study the groups for five months and will assess things like crashes and near crashes, operator fatigue and alertness and health of the drivers.
The U.S. average diesel price has now dropped 8 straight weeks and 26 of the last 28. It’s also dropped more than 55 cents in the last 5 weeks.
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