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Gasoline Increases to $2.28 Per Gallon

The national average price of gasoline increased 2 cents to $2.28 per gallon during the week, which also saw at least a 10-cent increase in several states, according to AAA.

Fuel Prices Increase Fleet Operating Costs

Higher fuel pricing has been the No. 1 factor contributing to higher operating costs in calendar-year 2018. Since fuel makes up the largest portion of fleet operating costs, it has strongly contributed to the increase in total fleet spend.

Strategies to Reduce Fuel Spend

Companies are spec’ing selectors to take advantage of more fuel-efficient vehicle technologies, such as higher-speed transmissions, turbocharged smaller displacement drivetrains, and, when possible, downsizing to a smaller vehicle.

Highest Thanksgiving Day Travel Predicted in 12 Years

AAA Travel projects that 50.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, an increase of 1.6 million travelers compared with last year. Car rental rates will hit a five-year holiday high at $70 per day.

Stable Fuel Spend Keeps Lid on Overall Operating Costs

The stability of fuel pricing has been the No. 1 factor contributing to keeping operating costs flat in calendar-year 2017. Since fuel makes up the largest portion of fleet operating costs, it has helped keep a lid on overall fleet spend.

Hurricane Harvey Could Disrupt Trucking for Some Time

Hurricane Harvey, whose heavy rains brought devastating flooding to Houston and much of south Texas, may yet cause more trouble for the region-- the National Weather Service predicting an additional 25 inches of rain through the end of the week in certain areas.

Gasoline Rises 3+ Cents in 39 States

The average national gasoline price increased at least 3 cents in 39 states to reach $2.28, which is also 3 cents higher than it was a week ago, according to AAA.