The national average retail diesel price climbed for the fourth consecutive week, climbing 1.3 cents to $3.796 a gallon during the week ended Monday, July 30, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.
Three weeks ago saw the first price increase after 12 straight weekly declines dating back to April 9; during that time, the price of diesel had dropped 49.9 cents a gallon. Still, this week’s price is 14.1 cents below the same week last year.
Average retail prices rose in most regions, led by a 3.3-cent increase to $3.782 in the Midwest. The largest decrease was 1.5 cents to $ 3.696 on the Gulf Coast, the least expensive diesel on average. The most expensive diesel on average was $3.967 a gallon in California, where prices fell 0.9 cent.
Complete diesel price information is available on EIA’s Website.
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.