The U.S. average diesel price rose 1.9 cents to $4.142 in the latest week, the highest price since 2008, according to the US Department of Energy’s Energy Information.
Prices gained for the eighth straight week and tenth in the last 11 weeks. A year ago the average diesel price was 23.5 cents lower.
The current price is the highest since Aug. 25, 2008, when it was $4.158 a gallon. The record diesel price was $4.771 in July 2008.
Prices in all regions rose except for California, which dipped 0.2-cent to $4.481, the nation’s highest average. Rocky Mountain region gained 5 cents to $4.119. The Midwest increased 2.4 cents to 4.04, while Washington and Oregon also increased 2.4 cents to $4.372.
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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.