diesel

Share of clean diesels in U.S. truck fleet nears 40 percent

According to new research from the Diesel Technology Forum, Class 3-8 trucks model years 2011 and newer made up 36 percent of all commercial trucks on the road at the end of last year – a jump of 6 percent over 2016 and more than 10 percent higher than 2015.

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Reader: Chase rates all you want, but look out for the soft-market banana peel

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"It is the relationships that will keep you going all year long," in the words of Tim Lester. One-and-dones "won’t remember you from a can of paint. You were just a means to an end."

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How long will good times in the economy last? And: Mailbag from the no-parking trail

More tales of private parking enforcement via booting and towing result in what James Smith of Jackson, Ga., calls a "very expensive Kentucky Fried Chicken meal." And: some predictions from panelists at last week's Truckstop.com's user conference in Dallas on just how long good economic conditions will last in the wider economy -- and in trucking.

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Recent price hikes has diesel at highest point since 2014

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.946 – the only region below $3 per gallon. The Lower Atlantic region is home to the next-lowest average fuel prices at $3.042 per gallon.

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Diesel prices hit 2018 high

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A 6.1-cent jump in diesel fuel prices across the country brought the U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel to $3.104, the highest since the first week of 2015.

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Diesel prices have bounced around the $3 mark throughout 2018

Just over three months into the year, the U.S.' average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is $3.043, up from $2.996 after the first week of 2018.

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Diesel prices hit 2018 low

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The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.976, which is 1.6 cents lower than a week ago. It is also the lowest price since the week ending Jan. 1, when prices were $2.973 per gallon across the country.

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Diesel prices settle at $3 a gallon

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.797 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.906 per gallon.

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Diesel tops $3 for first time in 3 years

In the most recent update for the week ending Jan. 22, prices held steady with the nation’s average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel falling three-tenths of a cent to $3.025. The last time prices topped the $3 per gallon mark was the week ending Jan. 12, 2015.

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Higher driver pay drove carriers’ costs higher in 2016

Carrier costs on the whole climbed 1.5 cents a mile last year, according to a report from the American Transportation Research Institute, with increases in spending on driver wages and benefits outpacing savings from lower fuel expenditures.

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