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September truck tonnage down 5.8 percent from August

September truck tonnage down 5.8 percent from August

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index contracted 5.8 percent in September, following a 5 percent rise during August, a slight downward revision from the original figure released last month.

ACT Research: Freight index rose faster than capacity again in September

ACT Research: Freight index rose faster than capacity again in September

COLUMBUS, Ind. — For the fourth time in the past five months the freight index rose faster than the capacity index, according to the most recent ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research Co.

USA Truck boosting pay for independent contractors

USA Truck boosting pay for independent contractors

VAN BUREN, Ark. — USA Truck is boosting pay for independent contractors.

September Class 8 sales down 28.6% from last year, WardsAuto reports

September Class 8 sales down 28.6% from last year, WardsAuto reports

The major U.S. heavy truck manufacturers sold 28.6 percent fewer units in September 2016 than in the same month the year before, according to an October 12 WardsAuto report.

Rates up last week despite falling volumes from hurricane

Rates up last week despite falling volumes from hurricane

According to DAT, rates were up last week, but volumes were down, very likely contributed to Hurricane Matthew, reports DAT Trends.

Diesel up today 7 tenths of a penny to $2.389; oil up to nearly $49 a barrel

Diesel up today 7 tenths of a penny to $2.389; oil up to nearly $49 a barrel

Truckers in most of the United States today saw diesel prices increased from last week, with the national on-highway average up 7 tenths of a penny to $2.389 a gallon compared with $2.382 last week, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the U.S. Department of Energy.

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