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Area load volume drops 11 %, prices fall

After a rise to close out September, the number of published loads on the spot truckload market dropped 11 % throughout the week ending Oct. 10, reports DAT Solutions, which runs the DAT network of load boards. Readily available capability enhanced 3.7 % compared to the previous week, which assisted push spot truckload rates down throughout all three equipment types. The national average truckload van area market rate slipped 1 cent to $1.73 per mile, with prices lower across several crucial markets. L.a ($1.99 per mile, down a cent), Chicago ($1.97, off 5 cents), Dallas ($1.58, down 6 cents), and Buffalo ($1.95, down 6 cents) all showed losses for the week despite having greater average prices in their regions. Van load accessibility fell 15 % while truck capability jumped 5.6 % compared to the previous week. The national van load-to-truck ratio declined 19 % to 1.6 loads per truck, suggesting there were 1.6 readily available van loads for every single truck published on the DAT network. Cooled load accessibility fell 13 % while available capacity increased 2.1 %. The nationwide reefer load-to-truck ratio fell 15 % to 3.9 loads per truck, adding to a 5-cent drop in the national typical reefer rate to $1.96 per mile. The typical outgoing rates from Los Angeles fell 6 cents to $2.46 per mile; Lakeland, Fla., dropped 12 cents to $1.24; and Philadelphia moved 8 cents to $2.54. Flatbed load availability fell 8.9 % and truck posts were down 1.1 %, resulting in a 7.9 % decline in the flatbed load-to-truck ratio to 10.6 loads per truck. The national average flatbed rate was 2 cents lower at $2.01 per mile. The nationwide typical price of diesel rose 1 cent to $2.49 per gallon last week. All reported rates consist of fuel surcharges. Rates are originated from DAT® & reg; RateView, which provides real-time reports on prevailing spot market and agreement rates, as well as historical rate and capability trends. Load-to-truck ratios represent the number o.
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Kenworth to carry 51st Capitol Christmas tree

A decaled Kenworth T680 will carry out an essential mission this fall –– carrying this year’& rsquo; s U.S. Capitol Christmas tree some 3,000 miles to 10 neighborhood parties en path to the tree-lighting occasion in Washington, D.C. The Kenworth T680’& rsquo; s decal design has actually been unveiled in advance of the Oct. 27 tree-cutting of the 2015 Capitol Christmas Tree near Seward, AK. The design showcases the Chugach Mountains and the U.S. Capitol beneath a northern starry sky with the words “& ldquo; From the Northern Lights to Capitol Lights.” & rdquo; It likewise includes the 2015 Capitol Christmas Tree main seal, a map of the trip route across the United States, and the Alaska state logo of Lynden Transportation. The T680 was made available for the trip by PacLease, which provides tailored full-service lease, rental and contract upkeep programs including Kenworth trucks, the company said. The 2015 U.S. Capitol Christmas tree is a 74-ft. Lutz spruce, which will be shipped from Anchorage by Totem Ocean Express to the Port of Tacoma. Lynden Transport driver John Schank, who has logged more than 5 million miles on the treacherous Dalton Highway between Fairbanks and Prudhoe Bay, AK, will then pilot the T680 from Seattle on its 3,000-mile journey to D.C. The T680 will pull a trailer specially designed for the Tree. According to Kenworth, the T680 76-inch mid-roof sleeper is geared up with a 485-hp PACCAR MX-13 engine with 1,650-lb.-ft. of torque. The truck also features an Eaton Fuller Benefit 10-speed automated manual transmission and Kenworth TruckTech+. Compared to Kenworth’& rsquo; s 76-inch high-roof sleeper, the sleeper offers a 100-lb. weight savings for added payload capacity and less aerodynamic drag with approximately a 5 % fuel economy cost savings for flatbed applications, depending upon load conditions, Kenworth included. “& ldquo; The tour of & lsquo; The People & rsquo; s Tree & rsquo; offers countless Americans an opportunity to see our nation’& rsquo; s symbol of party, & rdquo …
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