U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - September 6/18 - 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 September 3, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.235     0.016     0.450
       New England        3.270     0.003     0.547
       Central Atlantic   3.399     0.014     0.513
       Lower Atlantic     3.114     0.020     0.389
II     Midwest            3.191     0.038     0.484
III    Gulf Coast         3.035     0.031     0.420
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.364     0.000     0.566
V      West Coast         3.742     0.023     0.698
         less California  3.469     0.036     0.538
       California         3.959     0.014     0.824
Total  U.S.               3.252     0.026     0.494