For the tenth straight week, the national average retail price of diesel increased, soaring 7.5 cents to $3.513 during the week ended Feb. 7, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. The price is the highest since Oct. 13, 2008, when it was $3.659.
Prices rose sharply in all regions, led by close to 10-cent gains on the West Coast and in California. New England rose 8.4 cents to $3.717, the highest in the nation. The Midwest increased 7.6 cents to $3.475, while the Gulf Coast gained 7.1 cents to $3.455.
The national average price is 74.4 cents higher than the same week last year.
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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.