For months now, the rising cost of fuel has been on every trucker’s mind as fuel prices continue to skyrocket and their bottom lines continue to shrink.
Truckers received more bad news at the pump Monday, April 28, as the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that the national average for diesel jumped another 3.4 cents this past week to reach $4.177. This is an increase of more than $1.36 from the same time last year.
The California region is reporting the highest weekly increase – up 7.3 cents – to put the price at $4.390 a gallon for diesel, while the West Coast region is reporting an increase of 5.8 cents to average $4.323 for diesel.
Fuel prices have increased 3.6 cents a gallon to average $4.116 in the Gulf Coast region, while the Midwest is reporting an increase of 3.4 cents this past week to average $4.144 a gallon for diesel.
The average price is now at $4.169 in the Lower Atlantic region, which is an increase of 3.3 cents per gallon, while the Rocky Mountain region is reporting an increase of 2.9 cents to average $4.143 a gallon for fuel.
The East Coast region is reporting an increase of 2.1 cents a gallon to average $4.250, while the New England region, which saw no weekly increase in the price of fuel, still has the third-highest weekly average in all of the regions – at $4.36.
The Central Atlantic region, which is reporting a six-tenths of a cent increase, has the region’s second-highest average at $4.381 for diesel.