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On-highway diesel leaps 6.8 cents to $3.239 a gallon
On-highway diesel leaps 6.8 cents to $3.239 a gallon

For the first time in a long while, all 10 of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s reporting regions are seeing on-highway diesel selling for at $3 or more a gallon...

Class 8 truck sales drop 2.2% but still strong
Class 8 truck sales drop 2.2% but still strong

Class 8 truck sales in the United States dropped 2.2 percent from March to April, but remain very, very strong for the year, according to data provided by WardsAuto. A..

Tesla’s Autopilot engaged during Utah crash
Tesla’s Autopilot engaged during Utah crash

 By JULIAN HATTEM SALT LAKE CITY — The driver of a Tesla electric car had the vehicle's semi-autonomous Autopilot mode engaged when she slammed into the back of a Utah..

Smokey Point Distributing initiates $65,000 salary for its flatbedders
Smokey Point Distributing initiates $65,000 salary for its flatbedders

  ARLINGTON, Wash. — Smokey Point Distributing (SPD) has announced an over-the-road salary pay program for its over-the-road flatbed drivers. Effective June 1, the carrier will pay solo OTR flatbed..

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index down in March, but remains carrier-friendly
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index down in March, but remains carrier-friendly

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for March dropped from the previous month of 15.41 to a reading of 10.30, FTR said. This is, however, not indicative of any..

Spot TL freight strongest showing in April on record despite dip
Spot TL freight strongest showing in April on record despite dip

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Spot truckload freight volume had the strongest April on record despite slipping 6.8 percent lower compared to March, a common seasonal trend.  Compared to the..

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