National Average Price for Regular Unleaded Current: $3.073; Month Ago: $3.043; Year Ago: $2.111. National Average Price for Diesel Current: $3.219; Month Ago: $3.172; Year Ago: $2.424.
National Average Price for Regular – Current: $2.934; Month Ago: $2.813; Year Ago: $2.358. National Average Price for Diesel – Current: $3.203; Month Ago: $3.080; Year Ago: $2.504.
American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 7.4% in December after rising 3.2% in November. In December, the index equaled 120 (2015=100) compared with 111.7 in November. “Tonnage ended last year on a high note,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “The index not only registered the largest monthly gain since June, but it also had the first year-over-year increase since March. Freight continues to be helped by strong consumption, a retail inventory restocking, and robust single-family home construction. With the stimulus checks recently issued and with a strong possibility of more in the near future, I would expect truck freight to continue rising.” November’s gain was revised down slightly to 3.2% from our December 22 press release. Compared with December 2019, the SA index rose 2.3%. For all of 2020, compared with the same 12-month period in 2019, tonnage was down 3.3%. 2019 had an annual increase of 3.3%.