Big Rig Lending

Summer slump in freight, rates

July 31, 2019

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LLN (7/31/19) –
Freight and rates remain in a bit of a late summer slump, though some bright spots remain. Also, we’ll have a rundown on the competition and winners at Shell Rotella SuperRigs – plus some behind-the-scenes stories. Diesel prices continue to dip, but the oil market gets a boost on dropping inventories and international tensions. And a trucker and member of the OOIDA Board of Directors was on Capitol Hill today covering some of the industry’s top issues with members of Congress and their staffs.

0:00-9:56 – Newscast

9:56 -24:39 – SuperRigs

24:39-39:35 – Freight, rates; diesel prices dip

39:35-49:34 – Trucker’s visit to D.C.

Segment 1

Newscast

Segment 2

Shell Rotella SuperRigs gave its blessing to the top show trucks in the land this past weekend. Terry Scruton chats with Land Line Magazine Managing Editor Jami Jones – a SuperRigs judge – to get an update on this year’s competition, including a look at the winners and some stories from behind the scenes.

Segment 3

Freight and rates remain in a bit of a late summer slump, but there are some bright spots. Terry Scruton talks with Peggy Dorf of DAT, a company that provides market information for owner operators, carriers, brokers and shippers.

Diesel prices continue to dip, but the oil market gets a boost on dropping inventories and international tensions. Terry Scruton offers a detailed update on the price of diesel fuel and crude oil, including a break down by region and analysis.

Segment 4

A trucker and member of the OOIDA Board of Directors was on Capitol Hill today, covering some of the industry’s top issues with members of Congress and their staffs. Mark Reddig talks with Monte Wiederhold.

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