Market Pulse

February 2011 trucking conditions

Diesel prices finally moved front and center into fleets’ worries during February in the wake of turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa. Nearly a third (31.4%) of carrier executives participating in the Randall-Reilly MarketPulse survey for February listed fuel costs as their No. 1 concern. But driver availability wasn’t too far behind at 25.7% due to improved freight demand. And weather continued to hurt some carriers’ revenues.

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