This week diesel price, comparing last week´s and the last year´s

Obvious yes— but it still hurts

American Transportation Research reports trucking operating costs = $1.855 per mile, a 12.7% year-over-year increase only slightly offset by a 14.8% decrease in deadhead mileage   Trucking companies hired about 73,000 new workers in the 12 months ended in July. In a time of shortage, how did they do that? Econ 101 says — “simply […]

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Shame on the government (EIA)

The EIA (Energy Information Administration), which is responsible for publishing the weekly diesel fuel costs, has failed in this simple duty for June 20, June 27, and July 4. “Unfortunately, we will not be able to publish those figures by the next scheduled release date of July 5.” This is hard on both shippers and carriers alike. […]

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