Skyrocketing Diesel Prices Squeeze Truckers, Farmers and Consumers | app

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NEW YORK (AP) — When long-haul trucker Deb LaBree sets out to deliver pharmaceuticals, she has strategies to cut costs. It avoids the west coast and the northeast, where diesel prices are the highest. It organizes its delivery route in such a way as to minimize “deadheads”, that is, driving an empty truck between deliveries.

What if a customer’s load is too far away or they can’t pay more for fuel? She refuses the job.

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