The price of diesel has now remained nearly stagnant in the last three weeks, changing just a fraction of a cent in each — The price fell four-tenths of a cent in the week ended Dec. 9 and then fell another eight-tenths of a cent in the week ended Dec. 16.
The price of diesel in the last several months has consistently at least a dime cheaper — sometimes as much as a quarter cheaper — than the same week in 2012. That gap, however, has slowly closed in recent weeks, as the price of diesel is now just 5 cents lower than the same week in 2012.
Regionally, the Central Atlantic region saw the biggest week-to-week increase, rising 1.1 cents. The Midwest region had the largest decrease, falling five-tenths of a cent.
The California region still has the country’s most expensive diesel, $4.073 a gallon, while the Gulf Coast region still has the nation’s cheapest, $3.772.
Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.