U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Nov 9/17 - SNS -- The weekly diesel price provides a proxy for trends in U.S. truck rates, according to the USDA.

Diesel fuel is a significant expense for agriculture commodity movements by truck, accounting for 37% of the estimated variable cost.

    Retail On-Highway Diesel Prices to November 6, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.848     0.037     0.374
       New England        2.812     0.042     0.310
       Central Atlantic   2.975     0.037     0.391
       Lower Atlantic     2.764     0.035     0.380
II     Midwest            2.861     0.051     0.436
III    Gulf Coast         2.668     0.029     0.328
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.965     0.022     0.433
V      West Coast         3.332     0.221     0.566
        less California   3.075     0.055     0.402
       California         3.541     0.356     0.701
Total  U.S.               2.882     0.063     0.412