A large majority of America’s trucking industry, owner operators and smaller trucking companies alike, fear they may be priced out of the industry if diesel prices don’t give way soon.
“It used to cost about $800 to fill up. Now we’re talking $1,000, $1,100 to fill up a 250-gallon tank. So yeah, it’s raising every day.
Literally, you see fuel prices go up $0.40, $0.50, $0.60 overnight. And an average fuel week was about $1,500, $1600. Now it’s $2,400 a week,” said truck driver Jacinda Duran.