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Cost of gallon of diesel drops two-tenths of a penny

Cost of gallon of diesel drops two-tenths of a penny

WASHINGTON — The average on-highway cost of a gallon of diesel dropped two-tenths of one cent to $2.595 for the week ending April 24, the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy reported Monday.

ATA tonnage index declines 1 percent in March

ATA tonnage index declines 1 percent in March

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index slipped 1 percent in March, following a 0.1 percent decline during February.

Class 8 truck sales up in March, but Y-T-D totals way down from 2016

Class 8 truck sales up in March, but Y-T-D totals way down from 2016

Sales of Class 8 trucks continued on a lackluster annual pace in March, even though March sales were up 32.1 percent over February.

BTS Transportation Services Index hits historic high of 126.4 in February

BTS Transportation Services Index hits historic high of 126.4 in February

WASHINGTON — The February Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 1.5 percent from January to 126.4, an all-time high according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)

Port Tracker: Retail container ports should see strong increases for spring, summer

Port Tracker: Retail container ports should see strong increases for spring, summer

WASHINGTON — Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports should continue to see strong increases throughout the spring and summer as the nation’s economy improves, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Trucking Conditions index in February up 2.5 points from January

Trucking Conditions index in February up 2.5 points from January

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for February took a positive step, moving up about 2.5 points from January to a reading of 5.11.

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