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The U.S. average retail price of diesel fuel was virtually flat last week, falling 0.4 cent to $3.239 a gallon, according to the weekly report from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported second-quarter net earnings of $151.7 million, or $1.37 a share, up 55% from $97.9 million and 88 cents per share in the second quarter of 2017.

Our July 18 LiveOnWeb program, “Reimagining Trucking,” explores just how intensely for-hire carriers are embracing technology and innovation in a competitive marketplace. Check out our guest lineup, reserve your seat or ask a question in advance.

There were big gains all around for the nation’s largest for-hire carriers, some driven by acquisitions and some by expansion in response to vigorous growth in demand for freight hauling.

Mack Trucks announced it is partnering with colleges in Florida, Ohio and Texas to offer the Diesel Advanced Technology Education program beginning in early 2019 to address a shortage of skilled vehicle service technicians.

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Trucker Tools Raises $4.4 Million in Series A Funding

Trucker Tools LLC, a Reston, Va.-based company that provides carrier capacity management and predictive freight-matching solutions, said on July 12 it has raised $4.4 million in Series A funding from its existing investors to support customer acquisition and product development.

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