Truckers Feel The Weight Of Diesel Prices As Shortages Loom

by | May 17, 2022 | Headline News | 6 comments

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    Pilot Flying-J and Love’s said there are diesel supply issues, and the companies are monitoring the situation closely. As it worsens, and the supply of diesel fuel dwindles, the cost to purchase that fuel rises and the impact is being felt on truckers all across the country.

    This nation’s food supply and much of the service industry hinge on truckers’ ability to deliver goods. Several trade publications say diesel supplies on the East coast are now at the lowest in almost 20 years. “I’ve seen fuel prices when I started out, a dollar something a gallon and we were squalling even back then. Now 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 dollars a gallon, it’s ludicrous, it’s out of hand, it’s going to drive the trucking industry out,” said Bart Costi, who has been a truck driver for decades, according to WDBJ7, a CBS news affiliate out of Roanoak, Virginia. 

    Some have even been warning of diesel rationing beginning as early as summer for areas such as the East Coast.

    Diesel Prices Continue To Soar As Shortage Worsens, Rationing Could Be Next

    Diesel prices and shortages will impact every single aspect of everyone’s daily lives. Farmers need diesel fuel to harvest and even get the land ready for planting. A rise in prices will result in a rise in the cost of food. Everything is going to be more costly and if fuel rationing begins, you can expect the food supply shortages we are already experiencing to expand as truckers have to cut back on how much they can drive their trucks because they simply cannot fuel them.

    The commodity fuels much of the economy, including big-rig trucks, farm equipment and industrial machinery. Prices hit a record $5.56 per gallon in the US, up 76.5% from a year ago. –Business Insider

    This is a “perfect storm” of problems and if you don’t have enough food stockpiled, you should be learning and trying to grow whatever you can to be as self-sustaining as possible. This is going to impact the already hard-hit food supply and by the time the majority of the country figures it out, it will be too late.



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      1. I think we’ll be going back to the 1800s style of living. Fine by me…I’m prepared.

        Wait…my great grandparents didn’t have internet did they?

        Fuck that then…

      2. Southern indiana fuel prices today, 4.59 unleaded 87, 5.65 diesel, unsure of prices for farm diesel.
        Went to get groceries and canned chicken was up 80% over 2020.

      3. Every Socialist nation throughout history experiences shortages! It’s all apart of goal post commie plan!

      4. Allow truckers to carry in every state. Blue cities will riot, then starve. Is that a right?

        • Sounds right to me.

      5. ” …. if you don’t have enough food stockpiled, you should be learning and trying to grow whatever you can to be as self-sustaining as possible. ”

        This isn’t possible for most people, and is even illegal for a large number of people.

        This isn’t the WWII era where “victory gardens” were actually encouraged by the government, try that today and you’ll probably be prosecuted for code violations.

        Country living may be desirable, but that is only available to a few, and most of them have to be fairly wealthy and mostly immune to shortages to be able to live there.

        Do what you can, but don’t expect it to be enough to be free of the coming shortages and their resulting government controls.


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