The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel dropped one cent in the week ended Oct. 14 to $3.834. The price has now dropped five consecutive weeks.
The Dept. of Energy forecasts the price for a gallon of on-highway diesel will be $3.93 in 2013 and drop to $3.76 in 2014.
The Ride for the Constitution protest — part of a supposed nationwide trucking strike— was deemed a bust, having little effect on traffic or attention garnering from those on Capitol Hill, reports say.
As the Ride for the Constitution effort got rolling October 11, reports of some participation in its plan to clog the beltway began trickling out.
Reader reactions for and against the Ride for the Constitution, slated to run Oct. 11-13. Our poll on participation in the action continues to show support falling but still at significant levels.
Support for the Ride for the Constitution trucking shutdown has been waning due to the lack of credibility of its organizers and an overall lack of direction and organization.
FST Express, a Columbus, Ohio-based carrier, has become the latest trucking company to sue Pilot in the wake of federal allegations that the company intentionally and systematically defrauded diesel fuel customers out of owed fuel rebates.
Trucking grievances taking second stage in the Ride for the Constitution's effort, according to organizers, who have distanced themselves from a driver involved in planning. Find other updates here.
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