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How the trucking industry is coping with high diesel prices

Posted by Genie Wood on Thu, Apr 12, 2012 @ 01:51 AM

One gallon of diesel fuel is currently sitting at $4 in the United States.This is the highest it has been in the last four years. Trucking companies across the country are implementing different tactics in order to combat the increasing fuel prices. 


Several companies have decided to purchase fuel-efficient trucks in order to lower the amount of diesel fuel that is needed. Drivers can also be trained on how to spend less time in the idle position of these fuel-efficient models, thus increasing the amount of miles that can be reached per gallon. 


The shape of trucks have also changed. Additions of deflectors on the roofing, as well as the sides, have been added. All of the changes that were implemented were done in order to increase the efficiency of the trucks on the roadway. The economy is becoming stronger, and the trucking industry is seeing an increase in jobs and performance, but it is still beneficial to make small changes that can impact the industry in a big way. 


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