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Study: Crash Data Flawed
Safety regulators do not have a foolproof path to follow for quickly assessing fault in crashes and then using those judgments to predict future risk among trucking companies, according to a study released last week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Fleet Failures at Record Low as Rates Rise, Fuel Declines 
Fleet failures plummeted to an all-time low in the fourth quarter as higher rates and lower fuel prices pumped cash into the fleets that were in danger of failing, a new report said.

Diesel Average Falls Below $3 for First Time Since Sept. 2010 
For the first time since September 2010, the national retail average price for a gallon of diesel fuel is below $3 a gallon, which means trucking executives are both spending less money and pulling in less revenue as fuel surcharge receipts dwindle.





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Fierce Snowstorm Still Stalling Freight in New England; N.Y., N.J. Open Roads
New York and New Jersey have reopened their roads, but freight traffic was stalled in upper New England as snow continued to fall farther north in Massachusetts and Maine and trucks were forced to layover in states to the south and west.

Diesel Drops 6.7¢ to $2.866 a Gallon
Diesel’s average pump price fell 6.7 cents to $2.866 a gallon, continuing its seven-month downward trend, the Department of Energy reported.

UPS, Google’s Schmidt Invest in Uber-Type Delivery Startup
Google Inc. chairman Eric Schmidt and UPS Inc. have invested in Roadie Inc., a service that links people who want packages shipped with people willing to drive them.


FUEL PRICES - WEEK OF JAN. 26
$2.866
$2.044
6.7¢
2.2¢


 
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