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United States Diesel Market Outlook

As of November 3, 2023, diesel fuel averages $4.45 per gallon, down from $5.17 in September 2022 but higher than the 2019 average of $3.06. Impact on Transportation Costs and Broker Fees High diesel costs are increasing transportation expenses.Motor carriers pass these costs to shippers, resulting in higher freight rates.Average van rate is $2.11 per […]

August FMCSA Roadcheck Blitz Information

CVSA Roadcheck Blitz 2023

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducted its annual International Roadcheck through May 16-18, 2023. During the 72-hour event, CVSA-certified inspectors in Canada, Mexico, and the United States conducted inspections of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) at weigh/inspection stations, designated inspection areas, and along roadways. The focus of this year’s Roadcheck was on anti-lock braking systems […]

Form MCS-150

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The FMCSA registration process requires that companies specify their intended business operation type (e.g., Motor Carrier, Broker, Shipper, Freight Forwarder, or Cargo Tank Facility) and provide other standard information before operating on roadways. This information is submitted using a form known as MCS-150 which stands for Motor Carrier Services. What is a Form MCS-150 An […]

D&A Trends in the Freight Transportation Industry

In this blog, you will get a closer look at Substance Abuse Programs and the various requirements that companies and drivers need to know to stay in compliance. Before jumping in, here are some statistics about the state of substance abuse in the trucking industry. Proposed Changes to Drug & Alcohol Testing Options In recent […]

Diesel Market Outlook in the United States

Diesel Market Outlook

The latest Short-Term Energy Outlook predicts a decline in retail gasoline and diesel prices in 2023 and 2024 after reaching multiyear highs in the first half of 2022. Regular-grade gasoline prices are expected to average $3.32/gal in 2023 and $3.09/gal in 2024, while on-highway diesel prices are expected to average $4.23/gal in 2023 and $3.70/gal […]

Tire Market Trends in the United States

A core aspect of trucking company profitability comes down to tire prices and replacement intervals. The tire industry often gets overlooked as a factor to consider, but for large fleets, statistics can be an important benchmark for predicting operating cost. This article will provide key insights into the current tire trends in the United States, […]