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Rising gas prices costing truckers, independent drivers as much as $1 per mile

March 14, 2022
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While just about every driver feels the pain at the pump, one group of drivers is feeling the most pain: truck drivers, especially private contractors and independent drivers. While a gallon of regular gas is now an average $4.30, diesel fuel is at $5.25 a gallon — that’s 7 cents more than Thursday and almost $1 more than a month ago, according to AAA. Industry experts told 11 News the real issue is how quickly prices are rising, which will mean higher consumer prices and some smaller companies possibly going out of business.

Article Source: WBAL NewsRadio

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