Diesel Fuel Shortages Are Worsening Inflation in the U.S.
Something must be done to correct this problem
It cost Carl Smith $999 to refill the 275-gallons fuel tank of his semi-trailer on Sunday for a run from Ohio to Wisconsin—and that's just because his fuel credit card cuts off at $1,000. In the nearly 40 years he's been driving, the price of diesel fuel has never been that high.
"That's the most it ever cost me to fill up, and I didn't even get all the way filled," he said.
He adds a fuel surcharge to his rates, which will help him withstand the current high price of diesel. But he knows all that means is he’s passing on those diesel costs to the average American, for whom the price of goods hauled by truckers like him to the local grocery store keep growing.
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