The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, hit an all-time high of 138.7 in November 2018.
It's taking longer for loads to arrive, and the DOT currently projects the weight of goods moved by truck to rise by close to 34% by 2045.
Although labor issues remain a significant challenge for respondents to the National Private Truck Council's annual survey, they continue to report retention and turnover performance far better than their for-hire colleagues.
Annual average wages of heavy tractor-trailor truck drivers by state and employment numbers by state are shared.
The price of crude oil has increased since last year, with regular gasoline increasing 10% and diesel only seeing an increase of 1%.
Average U.S. retail fuel prices for propane, ethanol, biodiesel, gasolin, diesel, etc., since 2000 are shared.
Refrigerated and dry van saw smaller increases in 2017, but a look at the announced Q1 2018 changes indicate a much more aggressive approach for 2018.
In 2018, Texas had the highest numer of drivers employed by state with 182,370 but an annual mean wage of $44,260. Private fleets pay higher on average than for-hire fleets, with the Northeast topping the list at $65,796 per year.
Average retail fuel prices in the U.S. from 2000 to 2018, fuel and emissions for 2012 vs. 2019 sleeper cabs, and and a sleeper "all-in" cost comparison.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, only four countries have lower fuel taxes than the United States: Mexico. Russia, Indonesia, and Brazil.
Statistics covering operating costs for 2016
Statistics covering operating costs.