For the 11th consecutive week, the national average retail price of diesel increased, gaining 2.1 cents to $3.534 during the week ended Feb. 14, 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 in all regions, led by the Rocky Mountain region where the price climbed 5.2 cents to $3.511. The West Coast price advanced 4.1 cents to $3.671, and California’s price rose 4 cents to $3.747, 84.5 cents higher than a year ago. The Gulf Coast price increased 3.4 cents to $3.489. New England held on to its dubious claim as most expensive region at $3.749 a gallon.
The national average price is 77.8 cents higher than the same week last year.
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Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.