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Drilling Deep: How trucking fuel costs fell faster than pump prices

It didn’t seem possible. A study by ATRI showed that over 10 years, the fuel cost of operating a truck fell twice as fast as the decline in retail diesel prices.

But that was what the data said. On this week’s Drilling Deep, host John Kingston speaks with Mike Roeth, the executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, on how long-term trends in fuel mileage could produce such a result.

Also on the podcast, Kingston talks about a significant factor driving diesel prices down: the value of the dollar.

This edition of Drilling Deep will be the last that is audio-only. Drilling Deep will adopt a video format beginning next week and will be available on FreightWaves TV as well as on demand. It will continue to be available through various podcast platforms.

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