Fatalities from crashes of various causes and for just about all vehicle types were down from 2016 to 2017, according to the latest data. Just about all, that is, except large trucks and urban area collisions...
Last week’s van rate is 2 cents higher and the reefer rate is 3 cents higher compared to August averages. The flatbed rate is 8 cents lower compared to August.
The overall number of loads posted decreased last week as road closures and limited access to the Carolinas likely prevented stronger demand from forming.
Key freight generators – manufacturing, construction, retail sales, and the inventories-to-sales ratio – remain strong with a positive outlook for the coming months.
Flatbed movements tend to pick up in the days following an emergency once it’s safe to move rebuilding materials and equipment.
The national average for U.S. on-highway diesel is up 1 cent this week to $3.268 per gallon, which is just 2 cents less than the 2018 high price of $3.288 over Memorial Day.
This three-day enforcement event inspects commercial trucks and buses and their drivers on roadways.
Six of the top 12 order months on record have happened in 2018.