U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Apr 5/18 - 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 April 2, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.066     0.028     0.461
       New England        3.112    -0.003     0.482
       Central Atlantic   3.233     0.016     0.494
       Lower Atlantic     2.938     0.040     0.433
II     Midwest            2.962     0.028     0.481
III    Gulf Coast         2.851     0.028     0.437
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.044     0.053     0.421
V      West Coast         3.487     0.049     0.648
        less California   3.202     0.055     0.467
       California         3.714     0.045     0.791
Total  U.S.               3.042     0.032     0.486