Archive for January 20th, 2021

Diesel Rises 2.6¢ to $2.696 as Price Continues to Increase

For the second week in a row, drivers in 2021 are seeing higher diesel prices as the nationwide cost of trucking’s main fuel ticked up, as it did during the last weeks of 2020, the Energy Information Administration reported Jan. 18. The price of diesel notched a 2.6-cent increase, rising in all 10 regions EIA […]

Biden’s Transportation Aid in COVID-19 Package on Congressional Radar

The incoming administration is calling on Congress to approve emergency aid for transportation programs as part of a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package. President-elect Joe Biden’s economic assistance measure aims to remedy funding woes across commercial and passenger corridors, as well as reinforce supply chains in states and municipalities. Congress, which will be led in […]

Despite losing momentum late, holiday sales surprise to the upside

Despite retail sales declining sequentially each of the last three months of the year, the 2020 holiday shopping season was one for the record books. Retail sales during 2020’s November-December holiday season grew an unexpectedly high 8.3% over the same period in 2019. The 8.3% increase was more than double the 3.5% average holiday increase […]

Truckers to face Southwest smorgasbord of weather

Truckers will hit virtually every type of disruptive weather Wednesday in many spots from Texas to California. First, pockets of freezing rain and snowfall will make roads extra slick from El Paso, Texas, westward to portions of New Mexico and Arizona. Major accumulations are not likely, but it could be just enough to slow down […]