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Roadcheck 2023 put 19% of trucks, 5.5% of drivers out of service

Aug. 11, 2023
Inspection blitz May 16-18 examined 59,429 commercial vehicles, removing 11,270 from service until their violations could be corrected. The event also restricted 3,256 drivers...
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Class 8 orders rise modestly in July, but exceed expectations

Aug. 7, 2023
Still running below replacement demand, both ACT Research and FTR Transportation Intelligence paint a picture of modest order levels but a normal midyear slowdown. Both data groups...
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Fleet Management

Weak freight market doesn’t slow ‘incredibly active’ 2023 mergers

July 18, 2023
Tenney Group, broker of some of the larger transportation and logistics deals so far in 2023, reviews mergers and acquisitions midyear as a soft freight cycle continues to depress...
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Fleet Management

Diesel and gas surge nationally, rise in most U.S. regions

July 14, 2023
Trucking’s main fuel reaches its 10th straight week of sub-$4-per-gallon prices but rises 3.9 cents above last week’s 18-month low, according to new government data. Gasoline ...
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Fleet Management

Fuel prices continue three weeks of relative calm

June 28, 2023
Changes in June haven’t been drastic at all—even in most regions of the country—but instead the U.S. diesel average has settled for the summer at around $3.80 while analysts wait...
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Fleet Management

Fleet costs jump 21.3%, with fuel the leading expense

June 26, 2023
Overall carrier operational expenses climbed to $2.251 per mile in 2022, according to a new ATRI study. The prime culprit was pricey fuel, which rose 53.7% over 2021, according...