While diesel fuel prices are always a hot topic, lately they have taken a back page to bigger more heated topics like the newly proposed hours of service rule, and the increasing tolls across the country. The price of fleet fueling will always be a topic and concern for fleets and fleet manager but both of these topics have received plenty of attention from drivers and trucking industry advocates over the past month. Changes are inevitable, but with a shaky economy, every move has to be carefully calculated and justified.
Diesel fuel prices national average pump price jumped 8 cents to $3.801 a gallon, turning around five weeks of declines, while gas prices also increased, according to the Department of Energy.
Diesel fuel prices fell for a fifth straight week, dropping 2.8 cents to $3.721 a gallon, while gas prices also slipped for a fifth week, the Department of Energy said Tuesday. This has made fleet fueling prices a lot cheaper than they were at the start of September.