Truckers Feeling the Pain at the Pump

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High gas prices aren't just affecting those driving cars -- truckers are paying even more for their fuel.

The higher prices for truckers means consumers will also likely pay for items. Stores will pass the higher costs on to the consumer.

Diesel Up

The national average price for a gallon of diesel fuel is $4.03. That's $1.25 more than it was last year at this time.

Diesel prices are up because demand is up in Europe and China. Truckers like Jim and Stacy Lasley are feeling the pinch.

The Lasleys say when they got into the trucking business 10 years ago, they paid about $400 a week for fuel. Now, that won't even buy them half a tank.

They've had to tap their savings to pay for the higher cost of fuel.

"Every time it goes up six cents. A penny a mile. You run 2,000 miles," Jim Lasley said.

Experts say the price of diesel fuel or gasoline probably won't drop much in the near future because we're heading to the peak demand season.

Source: ABC News

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