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Five Factors Driving Trucking Economic Trends

Mixed economic signs aside, trucking will remain strong for the remainder of the year, FTR economist Eric Starks told attendees at HDT's Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange event in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Energy Department Raises Diesel, Gasoline Price Forecasts

Expected prices for trucking’s primary fuel as well as for gasoline have been revised higher, due largely to anticipated higher prices for crude oil, according to a new Energy Department report.

Diesel Prices Hit Highest Level Since 2014

The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel in the U.S. hit more than $3.15 last week, and in many parts of the country it is much higher than that.

Diesel Fuel Prices Up Versus 2017

The national price of diesel fuel dropped by $0.003 the week of January 22 compared to the previous week but has increased by $0.456 compared to one year ago, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Expected to Jump Less This Year

The outlook for national average on-highway diesel prices is for them to be higher this year and in 2019 than they were last year and in 2016, but they should at least be fairly stable during this time, according to the latest Short Term Energy Outlook from the U.S. Energy Department.

Commentary: 3 Things to Be Thankful For

You don’t have to be a driver to know there are plenty of things we can complain about in trucking. In the Nov. editorial, editor-in-chief Deborah Lockridge suggests three things trucking can be thankful for.

Commentary: A Crude Awakening

With all the hoopla lately over the plummeting crude oil prices, you may not have noticed a recent change in U.S. policy that could send prices in the other direction.

How Low Will Diesel Go?

While it’s hard to say just how low the retail price of diesel will go, what is fairly certain is the trend line in place since last autumn will continue to run its positive course at least through the rest of the year.

Opportunities in a Lower Fuel Price Environment

Other than enjoying lower fuel costs, how can trucking companies take advantage of current low prices for diesel fuel?

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