Trucking Industry News & Information

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US Trucking News & Information


Scale Funding is pleased to present the latest trucking news & information for the US freight industry. The news and information are compiled from a variety of sources across the web.

Trucking News – US Diesel Fuel Prices

As of April 15, 2024 – Courtesy of US Energy Information Agency

Average US diesel fuel prices as of April 15, 2024
Change from
04/01/2404/08/2404/15/24Week AgoYear Ago
East Coast (PADD 1)4.0834.1184.068-0.050-0.130
New England (PADD 1A)4.3054.3054.311+0.006-0.229
Central Atlantic (PADD 1B)4.2714.2724.241-0.031-0.245
Lower Atlantic (PADD 1C)3.9904.0423.979-0.063-0.077
Midwest (PADD 2)3.9494.0113.965-0.046-0.062
Gulf Coast (PADD 3)3.6703.7603.710-0.050-0.166
Rocky Mountain (PADD 4)3.9494.0083.956-0.052-0.148
West Coast (PADD 5)4.6514.7234.702-0.021+0.010
West Coast less California4.1474.2574.218-0.039-0.238

Trucking News – US Freight Rates

April 15, 2024 – Courtesy of DAT Trendlines 

March 2024 Freight Rates
Apr 08 – Apr 14 vs. Apr 01 – Apr 07Mar 2024 vs. Feb 2024Mar 2024 vs. Mar 2023
Spot Market Loads+2.6%+12.3%-14.6%
Spot Market Capacity-4.7%-6.1%-22.7%
Van Load-To-Truck+15.5%+12.1%+17.1%
Van Rates (Spot)-0.4%-2.6%-7.5%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck-6.7%+35.4%-2.9%
Flatbed Rates (Spot)+0.2%+0.6%-8.2%
Reefer Load-To-Truck+15.4%+8.7%+16.0%
Reefer Rates (Spot)-1.4%-2.6%-5.9%
Fuel Prices+1.6%-0.6%-4.7%

For more information on DAT products & services, visit DAT.com

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