U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Mar 29/18 - 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 March 126, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.038     0.029     0.452
       New England        3.115     0.014     0.522
       Central Atlantic   3.217     0.017     0.493
       Lower Atlantic     2.898     0.040     0.411
II     Midwest            2.934     0.036     0.476
III    Gulf Coast         2.823     0.037     0.445
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.991     0.066     0.394
V      West Coast         3.438     0.054     0.616
        less California   3.147     0.087     0.444
       California         3.669     0.028     0.750
Total  U.S.               3.010     0.038     0.478