Oregon’s Port of Portland narrowly averted a strike Saturday after reaching agreement with its security officers and California’s Port of Oakland resumed operations Nov. 20 after a service worker strike the previous day.
After a brief two-week period of dropping and settling below the $4 mark, the national average diesel price for the week ended Monday Nov. 26 spiked nearly 6 cents.
It’s easy to look at a load board and dream about getting those rates posted and not sharing them with your carrier. It’s another matter entirely to end up making less than you do now because of all of the additional costs.
According to a recent survey of trucking executives, the combination of slow but steady growth in tonnage and fuel price volatility have the industry's mangers in somewhat of a holding pattern, described by GE Capital's quarterly CFO survey as "cautiously optimistic."
Bakersfield, Calif.,-based team Tom and Karen Moore tackle maintenance and personal health with the same resolute temperament.
The price of diesel for the week ended Monday dropped just a smudge — four-tenths of a cent — to $3.976 a gallon, following the first week the national average diesel price dropped below $4 since mid-August.
In a poll of owner-operators at OverdriveOnline.com, more than 60 percent of respondents called the potential for better income the chief attraction of expediting. More on pay in part 2 of this series.
We looked at the Freightliner Cascadia here earlier this year, but this one is different. Way different.
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