Industry News

Will New House Bill Raise Gas Taxes for Drivers?

Posted on November 18, 2015

Will New House Bill Raise Gas Taxes for Drivers?

In the aftermath of the House’s passage of the $325 billion highway bill, the transportation industry is waiting to hear what the cost will be. The bill, designed to improve the nation’s roadways and transit systems, has one major hurdle left to overcome. No one has resolved the issue of how the government will pay for all of this work. The most commonly-proposed solution is to raise the gas tax. Since the last time the federal gas tax increased was 1993, an increase has been proposed multiple times but it has remained at 18.4 cents per...

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Fleet Failures highest in 3 years

Posted on May 19, 2015

During the 4th quarter of 2013 fleet failures were the highest in 3 years. A total of 335 fleets with just under 8000 trucks failed during the period and over the year of 2013 just under 22,000 trucks left the road. Cost and regulatory pressures took their toll even though freight demand increased. Typically failures spike when drops. If capacity and demand trends continue pricing for truckload may see increases in the neighborhood of 6-8%.

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Weekly DOE Update for 1/5/2015

Posted on January 5, 2015

Weekly DOE Update for 1/5/2015

On-Highway Diesel Fuel Retail Prices*

  • 3.137 – U.S.
  • 3.204 – East Coast (PADD1)
    • 3.287 – New England (PADD1A)
    • 3.303 – Central Atlantic (PADD1B)
    • 3.109 – Lower Atlantic (PADD1C)
  • 3.102 – Midwest (PADD2)
  • 3.045 – Gulf Coast (PADD3)
  • 3.139 – Rocky Mountain (PADD4)
  • 3.220 – West Coast (PADD5)

Weekly DOE Update for 12/29/2014

Posted on December 29, 2014

Weekly DOE Update for 12/29/2014

On-Highway Diesel Fuel Retail Prices*

  • 3.213 – U.S.
  • 3.257 – East Coast (PADD1)
    • 3.365 – New England (PADD1A)
    • 3.350 – Central Atlantic (PADD1B)
    • 3.161 – Lower Atlantic (PADD1C)
  • 3.206 – Midwest (PADD2)
  • 3.121 – Gulf Coast (PADD3)
  • 3.239 – Rocky Mountain (PADD4)
  • 3.269 – West Coast (PADD5)

Weekly DOE Update for 12/15/2014

Posted on December 15, 2014

Weekly DOE Update for 12/15/2014

On-Highway Diesel Fuel Retail Prices*

  • 3.419 – U.S.
  • 3.385 – East Coast (PADD1)
    • 3.467 – New England (PADD1A)
    • 3.454 – Central Atlantic (PADD1B)
    • 3.314 – Lower Atlantic (PADD1C)
  • 3.473 – Midwest (PADD2)
  • 3.328 – Gulf Coast (PADD3)
  • 3.504 – Rocky Mountain (PADD4)
  • 3.469 – West Coast (PADD5)

Weekly DOE Update for 12/8/2014

Posted on December 8, 2014

Weekly DOE Update for 12/8/2014

On-Highway Diesel Fuel Retail Prices*

  • 3.535 – U.S.
  • 3.460 – East Coast (PADD1)
    • 3.525 – New England (PADD1A)
    • 3.539 – Central Atlantic (PADD1B)
    • 3.386 – Lower Atlantic (PADD1C)
  • 3.623 – Midwest (PADD2)
  • 3.434 – Gulf Coast (PADD3)
  • 3.655 – Rocky Mountain (PADD4)
  • 3.593 – West Coast (PADD5)